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  • Machado de Assis

    Machado de Assis

    From his 1899 novel Dom Casmurro. Widely regarded by critics as one of the greatest writers of all time, Machado remains less well known than the luminaries he is so often compared to (Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes, etc.).  This particular novel...

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  • Franz Kafka

    Franz Kafka

    From his short, surrealist story, A Country Doctor. Although he died over a century ago, Kafka's novels and short stories predicted our modern alienation. The nameless, faceless, oppressive bureaucracies of The Trial and The Castle had the power to distort...

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  • Juvenal

    Juvenal

    Penned in 100 AD, Juneval’s most memorable quotation is a prescient warning about the unchecked power of overlords. Did he wax a little dramatic-slash-paranoid? Fair enough. But this observation feels more relevant than ever.
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  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf

    From her first short story collection, Monday or Tuesday, which explores the challenge creatives face trying to capture something truthful through artifice, and striving towards the sublime with imperfect tools such as language and memory.  Anyone who's struggled to express a...

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  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain

    Apparently, long before it had become a quaint cultural cliché, the can-can was absolutely shocking. Twain gasped! He protested! He clutched his pearls! But he wasn't fooling anyone. We know it was all in good fun, and that deep down he loved it. Deep down,...

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  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

    From his poem Chapter Heading. In his earlier work, Hemingway experimented with the lean, muscular writing style he eventually distilled to what he referred to as "iceberg theory." That is, leave your meaning mostly beneath the surface.  We love this...

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  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens

    From his novel Nicholas Nickleby.  I’ve thought about this quotation often over the past few months as we collectively endure isolation and grieve gatherings. In his own time, Dickens (and his characters) also contended with a "dread disease," consumption, and...

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  • Voltaire

    Voltaire

    Italy had the Renaissance, Germany had the Reformation, and France had Voltaire. Ever the proponent of rationalism and tolerance, Voltaire had an extraordinary rhetorical gift, and this quotation from a letter to Prince Frederick in 1770 is no exception.  ...

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  • Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    From his beloved poem, Sympathy, which he wrote in 1899 while working as a clerk at the Library of Congress.  On the most immediate level, the poem was a response to the stifling confinement and heat he felt as he worked...

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  • The Inferno

    The Inferno

    The opening line of Dante's Inferno sets up the Divine Comedy’s epic, allegorical journey through hell, purgatory and heaven. Everything about the story, structure, and poetry aims for symmetry and balance, and it's no accident that the poem begins exactly...

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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The final line of The Great Gatsby, the Fitzgerald novel that defined the jazz age. It was the era that ushered in modernity, a time of material excess, liberation and intoxication. But even in the midst of the party, Fitzgerald could sense the toll such...

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  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare

    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep." - William Shakespeare From Act IV of The Tempest, this line is spoken by Prospero, as he compares his magical illusions "melted into...

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