Saturday, December 11

Most people don’t care whether you’re telling them the truth, as long as you’re amusing them. Most people are a combination of truth and fiction. I guess that’s what it all comes down to. We’re all inventing ourselves in some form or another.
— Tom Waits

I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. “So,” I tried to delicately ask, “What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you’re dying?” “Well,” she responded, “What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend you’re not?”

What if evil doesn’t really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?
— Rebel Angels by Libba Bray