Any good marriage involves a certain amount of play-acting.
To the uneducated eye, as to the incurious mind, much of the world is in darkness, and a thousand songs are lost on the unlistening ear.
Common sense is a vastly overrated virtue. I myself prefer the spark of genius.
Sanity is a matter of culture and convention. If it's a crazy culture you live in, then you have to be irrational to want to conform. A completely rational person would recognize that the culture was crazy and refuse to conform. But by not conforming, he is the one who would be judged crazy by that particular society.
I didn't mind giving up carnality, jewelry and red meat in return for comradeship and an afterlife.
There is no such thing as an ex-exhibitionist.
Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines.
The world of maps is nice and flat and simple. It has areas for people and areas for monsters. What a shock it is to discover the world is round and the areas merge and nothing separates the monsters and ourselves; that we are all whirling around in space together and there isn't even a graceful way of falling off.
the smell of lilacs crept poignantly into the room like a remembered spring.
The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future.
Last Update: 24 May 2022
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