“The distinction between complex thinking / right-answer thinking increasingly defines the difference between elite educational opportunity and education of the rest.”"If the SAT Were a Key to All Mythology" by Monica Cohen
"Hold her tight, if you have her; hold her tight, I thought, that's my advice to all the living."
“It's like the unheard resonance in bebop that Bird and Dizzy were striving for: you can somehow visualize or imagine that things will be different.”
"The loneliness of the expatriate is of an odd and complicated kind, for it is inseparable from the feeling of being free, of having escaped."
"David Goodis didn't write novels, he wrote suicide notes."
Thanks to all this, inside there’s a lot of silence and anyone can sit down to read the paper or talk with someone else or even do nothing.