I’ve built a wall around me, never letting anybody inside and trying not to venture outside myself.
Note: very similar trait with the main character in Norwegiam Woods
most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages—a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers.
Note: That is the beauty of real paper books that convey a sense of time
But then God took a knife and cut everybody in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing other half.”
Note: interesting story
a certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.
Note: wow, good point there