“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. I knew you would be wishing me joy” Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

“We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close are we able to come to that’s person essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone” Haruki Murakami – The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

” When one speaks of the essence of things, it often happens that one can only speak in generalities. Concrete things certainly do command attention, but they are often little more than trivia. Side trips. The more one tries to see into the distance, the more generalized things become.” Haruki Murakami – The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

” You can’t, I guess. There is nothing you can do. There’s no way to prevent baldness. Guys who are going to go bald go bald. When their time comes, that’s it: they just go bald. There’s nothing you can do to stop it. They tell you you can keep from going bald with proper hair care, but that’s bullshit. Look at the bums who sleep in Shinjuku Station. They’ve all got great heads of hair.  You think they’re washing it every day with Clinique or Vidal Sassoon or rubbing Lotion X into it? That’s what the cosmetics makers will tell you, to get your money.” Haruki Murakami – The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

“We two unnamed babies, newely arrived, were without breath. If most newborns meet life outside the womb a V V shrill, piercing wail, ours was the saddest of all songs: the still born’s song of silence.”  – Cutting for Stone

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