First and Last Lines


To observe your mind in automatic mode, glance at the image below.

They will make better choices when they trust their critics to be sophisticated and fair, and when they expect their decision to be judged by how it was made, not only by how it turned out.

Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Very little is known, though much has been written, about the true nature of the jinn, the creatures made of smokeless fire.

Sometimes, for we have not wholly rid ourselves of perversity, we long for nightmares.

Salman Rushdie, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

I have never stopped being slightly anxious about the premise of this book.

Even as you proclaim yourself “Safe behind walls” there is always a revelatory anagram of your self in the mottos you hide behind.

Simon Goldhill, Freud’s Couch, Scott’s Buttocks, Brontë’s Grave

2017 2015


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