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  • Ryan shared from 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
    I think this was always one of my critical failings. If something didn’t make sense to me right away, I could never manage to look past what confused me to see a larger design or pattern, either in a structure or in the shape of my own life.
  • Ryan shared from The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
    Is it possible to love so desperately that life is unbearable? I don’t mean unrequited, I mean being in the love. In the midst of it and desperate. Because knowing it will end, because everything does. End.
  • Ryan shared from The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
    They bred dogs for everything else, even diving for fish, why didn’t they breed them to live longer, to live as long as a man?
    Note: I wish they did.
  • Ryan shared from Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1) by Margaret Atwood
    Crake used to say that Homo sapiens sapiens was not hard-wired to individuate other people in numbers above two hundred, the size of the primal tribe, and Jimmy would reduce that number to two.
  • Ryan shared from Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1) by Margaret Atwood
    “Immortality,” said Crake, “is a concept. If you take ‘mortality’ as being, not death, but the foreknowledge of it and the fear of it, then ‘immortality’ is the absence of such fear. Babies are immortal. Edit out the fear, and you’ll be …”
    Note: Love this book.