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Excellent quote (IMHO)

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Slashtrophe Tue 12-Aug-08 22:05:36

Have discovered the best quote, and wanted to share (in a Northern American kind of way)...

"Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't...Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives, never your own."
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot (1984)

Somebody needs to write a book of my life, and explain it all to me, I'm out to lunch...

FlossCampi Wed 13-Aug-08 00:05:08

I like Thank you for sharing North-American-ly (where my SIL moved permanently yesterday - she is a great friend so this is sad, honest)

Have you ever read any Anne Fadiman?

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