how should a person be?

by elizestrydom


I just finished “How Should A Person Be?’ by Sheila Heti. Here are some (out of context) quotes from the book that I like:

‘I believed it to be gold and held it near.’

‘I don’t care about success. I have it in my heart now.’

‘In the daytime, austerity. In the nighttime, oblivion.’

‘I wanted a day without morning or evening. I wanted a day of rest.’

I’m a collector of words and phrases that appear beautiful to me and/or conjure up some grand vision. If ever I feel like escaping for a wee while, I slowly read over my collection. It always does the trick.