(from The Fixer by Bernard Malamud)
Alain de Botton
I read this and thought, why didn’t I become an architect? and then, I need to read more of this de Botton fellow.
Haruki Murakami, on completing the Murakami Triathlon
You know how Nike use the catch phrase “just do it”? Well, saying/thinking that never really inspired me. But I just finished What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and I think that the above quote is the Murakami, long-winded version of “just do it.” And this works for me. (Though I doubt it’s as easily repeated while on a long run.)
Said in a most solemn tone by a coworker, as she is walking by my desk with her second (large) piece of cake from today’s baby shower.
I don’t need to be convinced - I completely agree.