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  • Taylor shared from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
    The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing...
  • Taylor shared from The Castle: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text by Franz Kafka
    “the achievement of working one’s way up from stable girl to barmaid is quite extraordinary and one that requires exceptional strength, but does this mean that such a person has reached the ultimate goal?
    Note: From Kafka
  • Taylor shared from The Castle: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text by Franz Kafka
    “the achievement of working one’s way up from stable girl to barmaid is quite extraordinary and one that requires exceptional strength, but does this mean that such a person has reached the ultimate goal?
  • Taylor shared from The Aeneid (Vintage Classics) by Virgil
                                            Besides all these    1105   Camilla of the Volscian people came,                Riding ahead of cavalry, her squadrons                Gallant in bronze. A warrior girl whose hands                Were never deft at distaff or wool basket,                Skills of Minerva, she was hard and trained    1110   To take the shock of war, or to outrace                The winds in running. If she ran full speed                Over...
    Note: this book is so good
  • Taylor shared from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References) by Crossway Bibles
    18“But the mountain falls and crumbles away,    and the rock is removed from its place; 19the waters wear away the stones;    the torrents wash away the soil of the earth;    so you destroy the hope of man. 20You prevail forever against him, and he passes;    you change his countenance, and send him away. 21His sons come to honor, and he does not know it;    they are brought low, and he perceives it not. 22He feels only the pain of his own body,    and he mourns only for himself.”
    Note: Job
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