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  • Sergey shared from No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
    To know the nature of despair and to triumph over it in the ways that are possible to oneself—imagination was Dazai’s only weapon—is surely a sort of grace.”
  • Sergey shared from Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
    Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.
  • Sergey shared from Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
    He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive.
  • Sergey shared from Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
    “Nately had a bad start. He came from a good family.”
  • Sergey shared from Junky by William S. Burroughs
    Kick is seeing things from a special angle. Kick is momentary freedom from the claims of the aging, cautious, nagging, frightened flesh. Maybe I will find in yage what I was looking for in junk and weed and coke. Yage may be the final fix.
  • Sergey shared from Junky by William S. Burroughs
    You become a narcotics addict because you do not have strong motivations in any other direction.
  • Sergey shared from 1984 by George Orwell
    The birds sang, the proles sang, the Party did not sing. All round the world, in London and New York, in Africa and Brazil and in the mysterious, forbidden lands beyond the frontiers, in the streets of Paris and Berlin, in the villages of the endless Russian plain, in the bazaars of China and Japan—everywhere stood the same solid unconquerable figure, made monstrous by work and childbearing, toiling from birth to death and still singing. Out of those mighty loins a race of conscious beings must one day come. You were the dead; theirs was the future. But you could share in that future if you...
  • Sergey shared from 1984 by George Orwell
    Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.
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Sergey Yakubovskiy