He wanted to go to bed with her immediately, pull the sheets around them, dig his toes into the mattress, her heals pushing against his calves, her fingers running rivers along his sides. But these days fantasies flourish and die like summer flies.
House of Leaves p. 544 (via fuckyeahhouseofleaves)
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Make no mistake, those who write long books have nothing to say. Of course those who write short books have even less to say.
House of Leaves, p.545 (via fuckyeahhouseofleaves)
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sweet memories of rain soaked meadows, mint sprigs in tea and sailboats slewing lakes of phosphorescence at midnight-an entire history of stars briefly caught in the Sound
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Just to remind you, this is my favourite book, and you all should at least try to read it, although I know most of you won’t be able to

Just to remind you, this is my favourite book, and you all should at least try to read it, although I know most of you won’t be able to

Posted 2 years ago on Saturday, August 4, 2012, 5:19pm 93 notes
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Symbols shmimbols. Sure they’re important but…well look at Ahab’s whale. Now there’s a great symbol. Some say it stands for god, meaning, and purpose. Others say it stands for purposelessness and the void. But what we sometimes forget is that Ahab’s whale was also just a whale.
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You alone must find the way. No one else can help you. Every way is different. And if you do lose yourself at least take solace in the absolute certainty that you will perish.
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"And so only now … do I re-encounter what my high briefly withheld; the covering memory permanently hitched to everything preceding it and so prohibiting all of it, those memories, the good ones, no matter how different, how blissful, eclipsed by the jack-knifed trailer across the highway, the tractor truck lodged in the stony ditch off the shoulder, oily smoke billowing up into the night, and hardly deterred by the pin prick drizzle, the fire itself crawling up from the punctured fuel tanks, stripping the paint, melting the tires and blackening the shattered glass, the windshield struck from within, each jagged line telling the story of a broken heart which no ten year old boy should ever have to recollect let alone see, even if it is only in half-tone, the ink, all of it, over and over again, finally gathered on his delicate finger tips, as if by tracing the picture printed in the newspaper, he could in some way retract the details of death, smooth away the cab where the man he saw and loved like a god, agonized and died with no word of his own, illegible or otherwise, no god at all, and so by dissolving the black sky bring back the blue. But he never did. He only wore through one newspaper after another which was when the officials responsible for the custody of parentless children decided something was gravely wrong with him and sent him away, making sure he had no more clippings and all the ink, all that remained of his father, was washed from my hands."

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, p. 37

Posted 3 years ago on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 12:30am 1 note
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This actually gave me chills

"The locks may have held, the chain too, but my room still stinks of gore, a flood of entrails spread from wall to wall, the hacked remains of hooves and hands, matted hair and bone, used to paint the ceiling, drench the floor. The chopping must have gone on for days to leave only this. Not even the flies settle for long."

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, p. 151

Posted 3 years ago on Sunday, January 30, 2011, 11:38pm
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