“This book is dedicated to the people of these mountains in the hope that, through it, some portion of their wisdom, ingenuity and individuality will remain long after them to touch us all.”
That’s how the these books are introduced. At first glance, to the casual observer, these 5 volumes…
My life has been the poem I would have writ,
But I could not both live and utter it.
—Henry David Thoreau (via drcerberus)
Oh, darling, you will be good to me, won’t you? Because we’re going to have a strange life.
—Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via cordura)
Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.
—Natalie Goldberg (via hellanne)
There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.
—Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via 13neighbors)
And it happens again and again.
Yes…yes, I am.