Today in Pages 02

Since I had peeped over the edge myself, I understand better the meaning of his stare, that could not see the flame of the candle, but was wide enough to embrace the whole universe, piercing enough to penetrate all the hearts that beat in the darkness.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

So the problem of dying once more became an academic one – a debt he would postpone until he was rich and could pay in his own way.  

Call for the Dead by John le Carre

This is how the entire course of a life can be changed – by doing nothing.

 – On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

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