Lovely Sentences: First Edition

“Your house, being the place in which you read, can tell us the position books occupy in your life, if they are a defense you set up to keep the outside world at a distance, if they area dream into which you sink as if into a drug, or bridges you cast toward the outside, toward the world that interests you so much that you want to multiply and extend its dimensions through books.”

–Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler

“Both grew up happy, with a talent for happiness. Each had the will to be happy.”

“There’s a time for reciting poems and a time for fists. As far as I was concerned, this was the latter.”

–Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives  

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