“I would like to be able to gently drift in and out of existence when I wanted to.”
— Henry Rollins, Solipsist  (via stxxz)

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“Fiction, like cocaine, is a drug. People may invent high-minded aesthetic (or evolutionary) justification for their fiction habits, but story is just a drug we use to escape from the boredom and brutality of real life. Why do we go to see a Shakespeare play, or watch a film, or read a novel… it’s not to expand out minds, explore the human condition, or do anything else so noble. We do it for kicks.”
— Jonathon Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via bibliophileanon)

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“When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.”
— Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via modernmethadone)

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