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Just a Thought

But to be no longer circumscribed and detained by his father was like finding all the clocks wherever he looked had stopped, and all the watches, and that there was no way of knowing what time it was. —Philip Roth/The … Continue reading

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How one is revealed or undone by the perfect word. What burns away the camouflage and the covering and the concealment? This, the right word uttered spontaneously, without one’s even having to think. —Philip Roth/The Human Stain

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The secret to living in the rush of the world with a minimum of pain is to get as many people as possible to string along with your delusions; the trick to living alone up here, away from all agitating … Continue reading

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I surprised myself with my eagerness to please, felt myself saying too much, explaining too much, over-involved and over-excited in the way you are when you’re a kid and you think you’ve found a soul mate in the new boy … Continue reading

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He’s more than happy – he’s thrilled, and he’s bound deeply to her already, because of the thrill. —Philip Roth/The Human Stain

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I did no more than find a friend, and all the world’s malice came rushing in. —Philip Roth/The Human Stain

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People age. Nations age. Problems age. Sometimes they age right out of existence. —Philip Roth/The Human Stain

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