A secret's a secret because you don't let people in on it.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
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Time is too conceptual. Not that it stops us from filling it in. So much so, we can't even tell whether our experiences belong to time or to the world of physical things.
Losing you is most difficult for me, but the nature of my love for you is what matters. If it distorts into half-truth, then perhaps it is better not to love you. I must keep my mind but loose you.
The years nineteen and twenty are a crucial stage in the maturation of character, and if you allow yourself to become warped when you're that age, it will cause you pain when you're older.
What the hell kind of revolution have you got just tossing out big words that working-class people can't understand?
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
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London, thou art the flower of cities all!
I know that the arts are important. I'm not denying that, but I can't associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it.