That was the wa…

That was the way of philosophy: to reduce existence to pitiful shreds, or to inflate it to gigantic, smothering proportions. Either way, existence became unrecognizable.

Joyce Carol Oates, I’ll Take You There (highly recommended)

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The American credo “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” – an uplifting imperative that originally appeared, in German, above the entrance at Auschwitz; unless it was engraved, in Dante’s Italian, above the entrance of Hell…

From My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carol Oates