3 Posts for Fiction:

"And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others. And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about."

– Haruki Murakami

Source: Kafka on the Shore

"He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves."

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Source: Love in the time of Cholera

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety - two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape - descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

– Douglas Adams

Source: The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” - Murakami