Open your eyes, train your ears, use your head. If a mind you have, then use it while you can.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
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When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages - a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers. Breathing it in, I glance through a few pages before returning each book to its shelf.
In terms of evolutionary history, it was only yesterday that men learned to walk around on two legs and get in trouble thinking complicated thoughts. So don't worry, you'll burn out.
If I have left a wound inside you, it is not just your wound but mine as well.
Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time.
Living like an empty shell is not really living, no matter how many years it may go on. The heart and flesh of an empty shell give birth to nothing more than the life of an empty shell.
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