DAVID MITCHELL QUOTES

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
“Human cruelty can be infinite. Human generosity can be boundless.”
“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
“I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.”
“Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.”
“People are icebergs, with just a bit you can see and loads you can’t.”
“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”
“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love.”
“We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing.”
“By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
“Truth is singular. Its ‘versions’ are mistrusts.”
“The weak are meat the strong do eat.”
“A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.”
“We are only what we know, and I wished to be so much more than I was, sorely.”
“Anticipating the end of the world is humanity’s oldest passtime.”
“You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”
“History admits no rules; only outcomes.”
“Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.”
“In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.”
“The healthy can’t understand the emptied, the broken.”
“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.”
“Memories are their own descendants masquerading as the ancestors of the present.”
“Trees are always a relief, after people.”
“Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principals of uncertainty. Phenomena that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction.”
“Faith, the least exclusive club on Earth, has the craftiest doorman. Every time I’ve stepped through its wide-open doorway, I find myself stepping out on the street again.”
“The truth of a myth…is not in its words but its patterns.”
“She was widely read enough to appreciate my literary wit but not so widely read that she knew my sources. I like that in a woman.”
“One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself.”
“Lying’s wrong, but when the world spins backwards, a small wrong may be a big right.”
“The better organized the state, the duller its humanity.”
“Whoever opined “Money can’t buy you happiness” obviously had far too much of the stuff.”
“We live on, as long as there are people to live on in.”
“Dreams are shores where the ocean of spirit meets the land of matter. Dreams are beaches where the yet-to-be, the once-were, the will-never-be may walk awhile with the still are.”

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