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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.”

– Carl Sagan

“I guess that’s the beauty of books. When they finish they don’t really finish.”

– Markus Zusak

“I don’t understand your book. Isn’t every book a book of words?”

– Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

“He loved books; books are cold but safe friends.”

– Victor Hugo

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”

– John Muir

“We may kill each other someday.”

– Santosh Kalwar, The Warrior

“[Short Talk on the Sensation of Airplane Takeoff] Well you know I wonder, it could be love running toward my life with its arms up yelling let’s buy it what a bargain!”

– Anne Carson, Short Talks

Strategy for a Marathon

I will start
when the gun goes off.
I will run
for five miles.
Feeling good,
I will run
to the tenth mile.
At the tenth
I will say,
Only three more
to the halfway.”
At the halfway mark,
13.1 miles,
I will know
fifteen is in reach.
At fifteen miles
I will say,
'You've run twenty before,
keep going.
At twenty
I will say,
Run home.”

― Marnie Mueller

“So much depends
a blue car
splattered with mud
speeding down the road.”

– Sharon Creech

“Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential.”

– Wallace Stevens