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Jonathan Safran Foer

Дата рождения: 21. Февраль 1977

Джонатан Сафран Фоер — американский писатель еврейского происхождения.

„Нам нужны громаднейшие карманы — такие, чтобы в них умещались наши семьи, и наши друзья, и даже люди, которых нет в наших списках, незнакомые, которых мы все равно хотим защитить. Нам нужны карманы для муниципальных округов и целых городов, карманы, способные вместить всю Вселенную.
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Но я знал, что карманы не бывают такими большими. В конце концов все потеряют всех. Нет такого изобретения, чтобы это предотвратить, и поэтому в ту ночь я чувствовал cебя, как та самая последняя черепаха, на которой держались все остальные.“
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„Короче, самое крутое, что я вычитал в National Geographic, это что число людей, живущих сейчас на земле, больше, чем число умерших за всю историю человечества. Другими словами, если все одновременно захотят сыграть «Гамлета», кому-то придется ждать, потому что черепов на всех не хватит!“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.“

„I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.“

„Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.“ Everything Is Illuminated

„I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.
I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.“

„He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. he would repeat to himself over and over,. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else.“ Everything Is Illuminated

„I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

„I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.“

„She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.“ Everything Is Illuminated

„There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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