repeating

It feels like a moment I’ve lived a thousand times before, as if everything is familiar, right up to the moment of my death, that it will happen again an infinite number of times, that we will meet, marry, have our children, succeed in the ways we have, fail in the ways we have, all exactly the same, always unable to change a thing. I am again at the bottom of an unstoppable wheel, and when I feel my eyes close for death, as they have and will a thousand times, I awake.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

There are only some many times you can utter “It does not hurt” before it begins to hurt even more than the hurt.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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