Monday, January 28, 2013

Pretty words

"Food is about hunger. We eat what we miss and what we want to become, the foods of our childhoods and the symbols of the lives we hope to lead." -- Robin Shulman in Eat the City

"I'd taken Ayrs's bible, Also sprach Zarathustra, to the stone slab bridge over the lake to the willow-tree island. A scorching hot afternoon; even in the shade I was sweating like a pig. After ten pages I felt Nietzsche was reading me, not I him, so I watched the water boatmen and newts while my mind-orchestra performed Fred Delius's Air and Dance. Syrupy florentine of a piece, but its drowsy flute is rather successful." -- David Mitchell in Cloud Atlas

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