Welcome to the Machine

There comes … a longing never to travel again except on foot.

“The trouble is, I can’t find a part of myself where you’re not important. I write in order to be worth your while and to finance the way I want to live with you. Not the way you want to live. The way I want to live with you. Without you I wouldn’t care. I’d eat tinned spaghetti and put on yesterday’s clothes. But as it is I change my socks, and make money.”

—   Tom Stoppard
Denmark is about being cold, observing cranes, and avoiding bicycles.

The whales do not sing because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song.

- Gregory Colbert

“Writing turns you into somebody who’s always wrong. The illusion that you may get it right someday is the perversity that draws you on.”

—   ― Philip Roth, American Pastoral
* So I will help you read those books If you will soothe my worried looks