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July 28, 2014 at 8:11pm
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A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.

— People of the Book; Geraldine Brooks

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141.People of the BookGeraldine Brooks

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People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks

July 25, 2014 at 7:56pm
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If I had to give a definition of happiness, it would be this: happiness needs nothing but itself; it doesn’t have to be validated.

— The Dinner; Herman Koch

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140. The DinnerHerman Koch

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The Dinner
Herman Koch

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I am always surprised how few grown men and women have actually really seen a dead body. That is, in normal times. A lot of people see one for the first time in their thirties. It’s strange. Everyone has a lot more to do with love, earlier and more often, of course. But they should have to see a dead body at least once a week. Then everyone would have a better sense of equilibrium, and lots of fears and anxieties would just disappear.

— Comedy in a Minor Key; Hans Keilor

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Like the way people veil a body in fabric and clothing so that the blaze of its nakedness does not blind too deeply the eyes that see it, people veil life itself with precious garments, behind which, as under ashes, the double-tongued fire of creation smolders. Love, beauty, dignity: all that was only put on, so that whoever approached the glowing embers in reverence would not singe his grasping hands and thirsting lips. But wherever violence and annihilation tore away the protective covering, the undaunted heart was thrown into turmoil and could not rest until new costumes had formed, new threads had been spun, to mask and raise up what was shameful and unbearable.

— Comedy in a Minor Key; Hans Keilor

July 24, 2014 at 9:29pm
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Comedy in a Minor Key.
Hans Keilson

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Comedy in a Minor Key.

Hans Keilson

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July 23, 2014 at 8:36pm
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138.The GiverLois Lowry

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The Giver
Lois Lowry