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A Confederacy of Dunces

6 Yellow highlight | Page: 49 fleur-de-lis. Yellow highlight | Page: 71 I really have had little to do with them, for I mingle with my peers or no one, and since I have no peers, I mingle with no one. Upon Yellow highlight | Page: 72 She and I could live most pleasantly in some moldy shack in the slums in a state of ambitionless peace, realizing contentedly that we were unwanted, that striving was meaningless. Yellow highlight | Page: 119 You can always tell employees of the government by the total vacancy which occupies the space where most other people have faces.” Yellow highlight | Page: 173 “They would try to make me into a moron who...

The Outsider

2 Yellow highlight | Page: 180 Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee. Yellow highlight | Page: 450 He picked up a chunk of sharp rock and hammered

Island

25 Yellow highlight | Location: 130 Huxley was fascinated by the fact that ‘the same person is simultaneously a mass of atoms, a physiology, a mind, an object with a shape that can be painted, a cog in the economic machine, a voter, a lover etc’, and one of his key aims in Point Counter Point was to offer this multi-faceted view of his principal characters. Yellow highlight | Location: 182 In 1942 he published The Art of Seeing, a passionate defence of the Bates method of eye training which aroused a storm of protest from the optometrist lobby. Even more outrageous, for many, was his suggestion in The Doors of Perception (1954)...

Green Hills of Africa

7 Yellow highlight | Location: 50 So light a candle, love the light, and face the darkness when the candle fails. Patrick Hemingway Yellow highlight | Location: 68 Green Hills of Africa belongs to a tradition of African hunting safari writing, along with such works as Frederick Selous’s A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa (1881) and Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails (1910). Yellow highlight | Location: 201 Austrian gentleman, called Kandisky in the novel, is identified as Hans Koritschoner. Yellow highlight | Page: 15 “And what happened to him?” “He died. That’s simple. He was dying from the start.” Yellow highlight | Page: 49 But you are not alone, because if you have ever really loved her happy and untragic,...

Invisible Cities

8 Yellow highlight | Page: 7 The dreamed-of city contained him as a young man; he arrives at Isidora in his old age. In the square there is the wall where the old men sit and watch the young go by; he is seated in a row with them. Desires are already memories. Yellow highlight | Page: 85 I thought: “Perhaps Adelma is the city where you arrive dying and where each finds again the people he has known. This means I, too, am dead.” And I also thought: “This means the beyond is not happy.” Yellow highlight | Page: 118 Then Marco Polo spoke: “Your chessboard, sire, is inlaid with two woods: ebony and...