literature

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than the others.

George Orwell, Animal Farm

It occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory. The living, thank heaven, retain the ability to surprise and to disappoint.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

… when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind.

John Green, The Fault in our Stars

The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.

Max Brooks, World War Z

I don’t know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them.

Max Brooks, World War Z

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