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  • Dirk shared from TransAtlantic: A Novel by Colum McCann
    There are times when the past acquires a particular resonance and we grow sensitive to the noises normally beyond the range of hearing.
  • Dirk shared from Sweet Tooth: A Novel by Ian McEwan
    I had forgotten how recent my childhood was, how long and inescapable it once seemed. How grown-up and how unchanged I was.
  • Dirk shared from Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3) by Carl Wilson
    Middlebrow is the new lowbrow-mainstream taste the only taste for which you still have to say you're sorry.
    Note: yup...
  • Dirk shared from The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel (The Cemetery of Forgotten Book 3) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    deep down we’ve never been who we think we once were, and we only remember what never happened
    Note: deep down...
  • Dirk shared from Pray: Notes on the 2011/2012 Football Season (Penguin Specials) by Nick Hornby
    kids don’t dream of watching their team qualify for a tournament that will ensure its financial solvency. If that’s the point, then they might as well start cheering for a FTSE 100 company – I’m sure someone could produce a replica kit, and a set of executive trading cards. GlaxoSmithKline are looking solid for next year.
    Note: whats wrong with football today ...
  • Dirk shared from Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content by Mark Levy
    Thank you, freewriting. I can always count on you. You force me to be creative and productive when I’d rather hide.
    Note: #freewriting
  • Dirk shared from Stone Arabia: A Novel by Dana Spiotta
    Even the most pointless obsession can yield a certain kind of depth if it is pursued unfailingly.
  • Dirk shared from The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
    That was the idiot hopefulness of humans, always to love what was unformed. Really it made no sense. What were the old hoping the young would become? Something other than old? It hadn’t happened yet. But the old kept trying.
  • Dirk shared from The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
    They possessed a veneer of hotness, certainly, a sheen of sexual health. You could call them clean, chromatic, shapely, sun-kissed, and, yes, even hot—but you could never call them lovely,
  • Dirk shared from The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
    All his life Schwartz had yearned to possess some single transcendent talent, some unique brilliance that the world would consent to call genius. Now that he’d seen that kind of talent up close, he couldn’t let it walk away.
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