…he was at that vodka level where the night began to become magnanimous, and everything promised him fidelity and hope.Hopscotch, Julio Cortazar
It is a truth universally unacknowledged that when the dead are trying to remember something, the living are trying harder to forget it.Himself, Jess Kidd
You do not beat your own heart.Florence Welch
To be a monster is to be a hybrid signal, a lighthouse: both shelter and warning at once.On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong
You don’t have your feelings, they have you.Notes from the Fog, Ben Marcus
Surely there is something to be said for drawing a circle around our attention and remaining within that circle.
But how large should this circle be?The Embassy of Cambodia, Zadie Smith
The few bits of self-knowledge we manage to collect never arrive in time…The Shape of the Ruins, Juan Gabriel Vasquez
…how often knowledge comes like this: a casually effected violence which throws the world just west of true.Sight, Jessie Greengrass
Is manhood dickhood?Frankissstein, Jeanette Winterson
We’re not laughing in the pictures. We’re not happy.
We’re invincible.The Faculty of Dreams, Sara Stridsberg