"We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories."
— Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via meganburkesleeps)
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"Behind the newspaper Julian was withdrawing into the inner compartment of his mind where he spent most of his time. This was a kind of mental bubble in which he established himself when he could not bear to be part of what was going on around him. From it he could see out and judge but in it he was safe from any kind of penetration from without. It was the only place where he felt free of the general idiocy of his fellows. His mother had never entered it but from it he could see her with absolute clarity"
— F. O’Conner, Everything That Rises Must Converge (via nerdyschoolboy)