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