Posts tagged prose.

This is why a woman needs to have a tub (and candle) ready even today, because she doesn’t know what is waiting for her - she has no way of knowing what democracy will look like in an Eastern European country.


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Slavenka Drakulić, from “On Doing Laundry” in How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

Most important, I hope you’ll see hazard only in those storm-clouds where it exists and live life more fully in the clear skies between them.


    — Gavin de Becker, from The Gift of Fear

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Now I had only to trust in myself.


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Samantha Shannon, from The Bone Season


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If ever you write an account, Watson, you can make rabbits serve your turn.


    — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” in The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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Whispers
“We look forward to getting you back.”


    — Chuck Palahniuk, from Fight Club

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The Cossacks rowed swiftly over the waters in the narrow two-ruddered skiffs, dipping the oars in smooth rhythm, carefully skirting the sandbanks from which frightened birds fluttered, and they remembered their Ataman.


    — Nikolai Gogol, from Taras Bulba, trans. Peter Constantine