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Georgi Gospodinov

The Physics of Sorrow

    Matthew Martinuzzihas quotedlast year
    Only childhood and death. And nothing in between. Except darkness and silence.
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    And so, I dreamed that I was awake.
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    dreamed that I was awake.
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    Then the snow would bury the little window and the room would become a den. I would curl up into a ball like a rabbit under the snow. It is so light, yet you are hidden, invisible to the others, whose footsteps crunch in the snow only inches away from you. What could be lovelier than that?
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    he flip-flops were something like swimsuits for feet.
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    When you share a single room, you can’t keep too many secrets
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    When you share a single room, you can’t keep too many secrets.
    Engin Aliosmanhas quoted6 months ago
    But stories always end in one of two ways—with a child or with death.)
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    The most oppressive thing about the labyrinth is that you are constantly being forced to choose. It isn’t the lack of an exit, but the abundance of “exits” that is so disorienting.
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    the cheaper the hotel, the more furious the fucking
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    Sometimes seconds have immeasurable lengths and volumes.
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    To forget a relationship, some try promiscuous sex, I tried promiscuous geography.
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    If everything lasted forever, nothing would be valuable.
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    Nothing brings a small nation together like the feeling that everyone is against it.
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    Masturbation (or so it said there) was harmful to one’s health, as was sex without love . . . But actually, for us, love without sex was no less torturous.
    Ilona Pantsiukhovahas quoted8 months ago
    And both of them knew that once they parted, they would never see each other again. And that if they embraced now, they would never let each other go.
    Matthew Martinuzzihas quotedlast year
    it’s as if the butchers’ knives have become thick sewing needles, while they themselves are the tailors, dressing it in the skin
    Matthew Martinuzzihas quotedlast year
    The full-stop of the bullet, which arrives before the first word of the sentence.
    Matthew Martinuzzihas quotedlast year
    So, in any case, now Jimmy Carter and that Bulgarian folk song were wandering amid the stars together.
    Matthew Martinuzzihas quotedlast year
    House arrest in your own body.
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