Category: Quotes

from Alias Grace by

A woman like me is always a temptation, if possible to arrange it unobserved; as whatever we may say about it later, we will not be...

from The Wild Places by

So few wild creatures, relatively, remain in Britain and Ireland: so few, relatively, in the world. Pursuing our project of civilisation, we have pushed thousands of...

from Mayhem by

But how can you trust anyone’s story? Every story, including mine, is an enactment of what we wish to be true, an edited version of our...

from Mayhem by

We thought we were so modern. But then so did our parents, and so did their parents before them. Mayhem: a memoir

from Mayhem by

It’s easy to express vulnerability when you are strong, and almost impossible when you are not. Mayhem: a memoir

from Alone in Berlin by

He might be right: whether their act was big or small, no one could risk more than his life. Each according to his strength and abilities,...

from Gnomon by

How many harmless young black men have been injured or killed in modern cities in white countries this year, for the crime of exciting someone else’s...