Nothing to Be Frightened Of, Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes

Nothing to Be Frightened Of

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Widya
Widyahas quoted2 years ago
I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him
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lupashkohas quoted3 days ago
Life versus Death becomes, as Montaigne pointed out, Old Age versus Death.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted3 days ago
“Always remember that there is no city in Europe which contains a statue to a critic”
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted3 days ago
Flaubertian self-reminder: “Be regular and ordinary in your life, like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted3 days ago
I may be dead by the time you are reading this sentence. In which case, any complaints about the book will not be answered.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted7 days ago
But Robespierre was also right: atheism is aristocratic.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
My brother and I are now both over sixty, and I have only just asked him—a few pages ago—what he thinks of death
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
Death is not an artist
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
I use “apparently” in the sense of “my brother also told me”
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
We talk about our memories, but should perhaps talk more about our forgettings
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
Why should mortality be less a matter for male boasting than cars, income, women, cock size?
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
I certainly sensed a distance between words familiar to me and meanings attached to them
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
His death was just his death; her death was their death
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
He died a modern death, in hospital, without his family
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted8 months ago
I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him
Ivan
Ivanhas quoted2 years ago
I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him.
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