English Problems

“And while literature is hailed as England’s most important national resource, greater than the entire Empire of India, it is also spoken of as one of the worst possible ways to make a living.”   -Thomas Carlyle


Nothing is in Store

“If people knew the story of their lives how many would then elect to live them? People speak about what is in store. But there is nothing in store. The day is made of what has come before. The world itself must be surprised at the shape of that which appears. Perhaps even God.”

– Cormac McCarthy, from The Crossing


The Crossing

“For the enmity of the world was newly plain to him that day and cold and inameliorate as it must be to all who have no longer cause except themselves to stand against it.”

Cormac McCarthy
From The Crossing