“You do have to listen to the stories, for stories always mean something. The question that worries me is: WHAT exactly do they mean?” - Cressida Cowell
“This is the trouble with history. You can't see what's not there. You can look at an empty space and see that something's missing, but there's no way to know what it was.”
"There's no freedom," he sighed, "They are watching us constantly. I know they are recording everything we say and keeping files on us, and I feel really bad all the time . . ." from Without You There is No Us.
“When poor people hear a loud noise, they whip their heads around. Wealthy people finish their sentences, then just glance back,” Ottessa Moshfegh
Books themselves take time, more time more time than most of us are used to giving them. - Ali Smith
Though it was written 70 years ago, it seems like this book has had a major impact on how the entertainment industry writes and produces political dramas today.