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  • M. shared from a Personal Document
    “Now Jonah’s Captain, shipmates, was one whose discernment detects crime in any, but whose cupidity exposes it only in the penniless. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
    Note: arr
  • M. shared from The Enormous Room by E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings 1894-1962
    My captor immediately collapsed on one mattress. I asked permission to do the same on the other, which favor was sleepily granted. With half-shut eyes my Ego lay and pondered:
  • M. shared from The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    “But how,” said Charles, who was close to tears, “how can you possibly justify cold-blooded murder?” Henry lit a cigarette. “I prefer to think of it,” he had said, “as redistribution of matter.”
  • M. shared from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    The elms and the poplars were turning their ruffled backs to a sudden onslaught of wind, and a black thunderhead loomed above Ramsdale’s white church tower when I looked around me for the last time.
    Note: pretty evocative
  • M. shared from Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
    When you took an iPod out of the box, it was so beautiful that it seemed to glow, and it made all other music players look as if they had been designed and manufactured in Uzbekistan.
    Note: So true
  • M. shared from I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge
    my other business interests were blossoming like the small flowers that grow on trees each spring.
    Note: my other business interests were blossoming like the small flowers that grow on trees each spring.
  • M. shared from I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge
    lying on the bed with my hands behind my head. (Lying on my back I mean, not my front. I was in a state of relaxation rather than internment.)
    Note: lying, hands behind my head(on my back, not front. In a state of relaxation rather than internment.)
  • M. shared from I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge
    My measure of success – and it’s stood me in pretty good stead over the years – is how well someone would cope in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a nuclear war.
    Note: My measure of success is how well someone would cope in the postapocalyptic aftermath of nuclear war
  • M. shared from I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge
    He always found time to not hit his children and I remember thinking that was tremendous.
    Note: He always found time to not hit his children and I remember thinking that was tremendous.
  • M. shared from I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge
    I woke with a start. At first I assumed I’d trumped myself awake again
    Note: I woke with a start. At first I assumed I’d trumped myself awake again
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Mr. M. Hellewell