"No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention."
— Chuck Palahniuk
"Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?"
— John Updike, Self-Consciousness
"At the deepest level people are madder than they want to believe. You will find that they fear being eaten, and are alarmed by their desire to devour others."
— Hanif Kureishi, Something to Tell You
"To realize that all your life—you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain—it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream. A dream that you had inside a locked room. A dream about being a person…And like a lot of dreams, there’s a monster at the end of it."
— True Detective
"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."
— Alan Keightley