Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated


I am doing something I hate for you. This is what it means to be in love.

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The more you love someone, [...] the harder it is to tell them.

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The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad.

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The only thing more painful than being an active forgetter is to be an inert rememberer.

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- Do you think I`m wonderful? - she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple.
- No - he said.
- Why?
- Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it`s only noon. You couldn`t be something that hundreds of others are.


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