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My plan was to never get married. I was going to be an art monster instead. Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never mundane things. Nabokov didnt even fold his own umbrella. Vera licked his stamps for him.
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She thinks before she acts. Or more properly, she thinks instead of acts. A character flaw, not a virtue.

— Jenny Offill

My plan was to never get married. I was going to be an art monster instead. Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never mundane things. Nabokov didn't even fold his own umbrella. Vera licked his stamps for him.

— Jenny Offill

This is another way in which he is an admirable person. If he notices something is broken, he will try to fix it. He won't just think about how unbearable it is that things keep breaking, that you can never fucking outrun entropy.

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You think you want the blue skies, the open road, but really you want the tunnel, you want to know how the story ends.

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Once when he was still young, I saw a bit of his scalp showing through his hair and I was afraid. But it was just a cowlick. Now sometimes it shows through for real, but I feel only tenderness.

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Are animals lonely? Other animals, I mean.

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I hate, for example, people who sit with their legs splayed. People who claim to give 110 percent. People who call themselves "comfortable" when what they mean is decadently rich.

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Over one hundred ninety species of ants have been found to grow a kind of fungi which they fertilize, plant, and even prune. Many of them also keep aphids the way we keep cows. They milk them to obtain their sweet honeydew and build shelters for them like barns. One kind of ant, the fierce Amazon, goes so far as to steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. These slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who are unable to do anything but fight. The soldier ants depend completely on the slave ants for survival. Without them, they would die.

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If one day equaled the age of the universe, all of recorded history would be no more than ten seconds.

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We're married, remember? Nobody's breaking up with anybody.

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Mark Twain fell in love with his wife after he saw her picture painted on an ivory miniature the size of a fingernail.

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What I try to capture as a writer is the feeling of being alive, of being awake.

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