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Do you have courage, O my brothers? Are you brave? … He has heart who knows fear but conquers it; who sees the abyss, but with pride. He who sees the abyss, but with eagle’s eyes; he who grasps the abyss with eagle’s talons: he has courage.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The perverse wonder of evolution is this: the very mechanisms that create the incredible beauty and diversity of the living world guarantee monstrosity and death.
Sam Harris, The End of Faith
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… dusk… sitting staring at her hand… there in her lap… palm upward… suddenly saw it wet… the palm… tears presumably… hers presumably… no one else for miles… no sound… just the tears… sat and watched them dry…
Samuel Beckett, Not I
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I’ve crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I’ve come to a place I never thought I’d have to come to. And I don’t know how I got here. It’s a strange place. It’s a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.
Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories
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I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been.
Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories
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