Jonathan Safran Foer

"Sadness of love without release."
"Grandfather informs me that is not possible."
"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living."
"If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller's felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does."
"I started inventing things, and then I couldn't stop, like beavers, which I know about. People think they cut down trees so they can build dams, but in reality it's because their teeth never stop growing, and if they didn't constantly file them down by cutting through all of those trees, their teeth would start to grow into their own faces, which would kill them. That's how my brain was."
"In the water I saw my father's face, and that face saw the face of its father, and so on, and so on, reflecting backward to the beginning of time, to the face of God, in whose image we were created."
"I'm sorry for my inability to let unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things."
"I'm so afraid of losing something I love that I refuse to love anything"
"I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it."
"One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family."
"They do not desire anything more than everything they have known."
"What is being awake if not interpreting our dreams, or dreaming if not interpreting our wake?"