"I love being slightly wrong about how things will work out. It’s painful but it’s also beautiful, and that’s what “one more thing” means to me: this false but romantic faith that there is something just out of reach that can transform everything. It’s never true—you get it and then there’s the next “one more thing.” But if you stop believing in that romantic myth, then a lot of the fun of life is gone, and the magic. And magic doesn’t exist—there’s no such thing as magic. The magic is believing in magic, you know?"
— BJ Novak
"But perhaps, after so much talk and fighting, unspoken words do create a silence in whose gentleness the survivors of good and bad can sleep easy."
— Miljenko Jergovic, from “The Saxophonist” in Sarajevo Marlboro
, translated by Stela Tomaševic (via the-final-sentence
"To perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is…this is why the camera seems to me the central instrument of our time."
— James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men