I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

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We often use technology to save time, but increasingly, it either takes the saved time along with it, or makes the saved time less present, intimate and rich. I worry that the closer the world gets to our fingertips, the further it gets from our hearts.

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You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

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She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.

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Jonathan Safran Foer quote Not responding is a response - we are eq

Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.

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Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.

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The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them.

It surprised him that strangers didn't stop each other on the street to say I love you.

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His voice was handsome and broken, like a cobblestone street.

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Jonathan Safran Foer quote With writing we have second chances.

With writing we have second chances.

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The sky slowly pulled up its blue dress to reveal night.

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To feel alone is to be alone.

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There were things I wanted to tell him.

But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.

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When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh.

Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.

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She wants to know if I love her, that's all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.

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It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past.

It is always along the side of us...on the inside, looking out.

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About Jonathan Safran Foer

Quotes 498 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

It took me as long as I had known him to get rid of all of his words.

Like turning an hourglass over.

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They learned to hate her unknowability, her untouchability, the collage of her.

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I dreamt four nights ago of clock hands descending from the universe like rain, of the moon as a green eye, of mirrors and insects, of a love that never withdrew. It was not the feeling of completeness that I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.

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I will describe my eyes and then begin the story.

My eyes are blue and resplendent. Now I will begin the story.

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I love sushi, I love fried chicken, I love steak. But there is a limit to my love.

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No matter how much I feel, I’m not going to let it out.

If I have to cry, I’m gonna cry on the inside. If I have to bleed, I’ll bruise. If my heart starts going crazy, I’m not gonna tell everyone in the world about it. It doesn’t help anything. It just makes everyone’s life worse.

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I am not a bad person. I am a good person who has lived in a bad time." Alex's grandfather..Everything is Illuminated

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Our love was the affliction for which only our love was the cure.

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Everything that's born has to die, which means our lives are like skyscrapers.

The smoke rises at different speeds, but they're all on fire, and we're all trapped.

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There's nothing wrong with not understanding yourself.

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So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!

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It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.

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We know, at least, that this decision (ending factory farming) will help prevent deforestation, curb global warming, reduce pollution, save oil reserves, lessen the burden on rural America, decrease human rights abuses, improve publish health, and help eliminate the most systematic animal abuse in history.

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I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.

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One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.

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Imagine being served a plate of sushi.

But this plate also holds all of the animals that were killed for your serving of sushi. The plate might have to be five feet across.

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She laughed enough to migrate an entire flock of birds. That was how she said yes

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Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.

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Maybe I'll try to be more patient with morons.

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What were we spending so much time doing if not getting to know each other?

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The only way to overcome sadness is to consume it.

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Do you think I'm wonderful? she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple. No, he said. Why? Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it's only noon. You couldn't be something that hundreds of others are.

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Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want.

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Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.

' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.

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I missed you even when I was with you.

That’s been my problem. I miss what I already have, and I surround myself with things that are missing.

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We shared the smile of recognizing ourselves in each other, how many imposters do I have? Do we all make the same mistakes, or has one of us gotten it right, or even just a bit less wrong, am I the imposter?

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We shared the smile of recognizing ourselves in each other.

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I felt suddenly shy. I was not used to shy. I was used to shame. Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want.

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Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does.

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Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others.

All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine's Day, are in one way or another about being thankful.

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I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.

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Just to be a functioning adult in the world, we develop all of these layers of protection. When we see homeless people, we don't cry, even though homeless people probably deserve our tears - you know, it's a horrible thing.

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I have so much to say to you. I want to begin at the beginning, because that is what you deserve. I want to tell you everything, without leaving out a single detail. But where is the beginning? And what is everything?

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I spent my life learning to feel less.

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It's true, I am afraid of dying. I am afraid of the world moving forward without me, of my absence going unnoticed, or worse, being some natural force propelling life on. Is it selfish? Am I such a bad person for dreaming of a world that ends when I do? I don't mean the world ending with respect to me, but every set of eyes closing with mine.

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Words never mean what we want them to mean.

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Highs and lows make you feel that things matter, but they're nothing.

" "So what's something?" "Being reliable is something. Being good.

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