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Vintage Minis brings you a series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between
‘I could always sense a boundary around me and I did my best not to step over the line’
‘The stories we sit up late to hear are love stories’
‘If someone sold the hormones you get in the second trimester of pregnancy, I would become a junkie’
‘I want learn most beautiful English words because you are beautiful’
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‘When she was old and free and in her second adolescence, she would sleep in royally, till midday or one’
Karl Ove Knausgaard
‘I walked around Stockholm’s streets, modern and feminised, with a furious nineteenth-centre man inside me’
‘We used up the light to its last violet drop, and event then we could go to bed’
‘How many persons, cities, roads jealousy makes us eager thus to know’
Louisa May Alcott
‘Forgive each other, help each other, and begin again tomorrow’
‘I, too, like all migrants, am a fantasist. I build imaginary countries’
‘No more running – from nothing. I will never run from another thing on this earth’
‘There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of the mind’
‘I can dive in with a long face and what feels like a terminal case of depression, and come out a whistling idiot’
‘I suppose it is just about impossible for someone like me to rebel anymore’
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‘It turned out that putting together a suicide note was the most difficult task of writing that I had ever tackled’
‘At last, he seemed happy. Amy wondered if he was drunk’
‘You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?’
‘What is needed is a new drug which will relieve and console our suffering species’
‘Crap. If one could save the world thinking good thoughts, it would have been done time ago’
‘I suspect if I get any sort of decent dying time, I shall want music rather than books’
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