"‘No one knows he is fortunate until he becomes unfortunate,’ my father said quietly. ‘That is the way the world is.’"
- Chaim Potok, The Chosen (via talesofpassingtime)
"His hands were no bigger than a four-year-old girl’s. It was surreal. This massive authoritative figure, with a huge red meaty face and thick walrus mustache and dewlaps and a neck that spilled over the rim of his shirt-collar, and his hands were tiny and pink and hairless and butt-soft, delicate as shells. The hands were the capper. I barely made it out of the office before it started."
- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via talesofpassingtime)