I’ve been falling behind, but that means you get a triple dose!
“I thought of a labyrinth, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars. Absorbed in these illusory images, I forgot my destiny of one pursued. I felt myself to be, for an unknown period of time, an abstract perceiver of the world.” – Jorge Luis Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths“
“I wrote captions. ‘This little pink dress will win you a beau,’ that sort of thing. Funny, they were plain women working at Vogue, not chic. They were decent, nice women—the nicest women I ever met—but they had no business on such a magazine. They wore funny little bonnets and in the pages of their magazine they virginized the models from tough babes into exquisite little loves. Now the editors are what they should be: all chic and worldly; most of the models are out of the mind of a Bram Stoker, and as for the caption writers—my old job—they’re recommending mink covers at seventy-five dollars apiece for the wooden ends of golf clubs ‘—for the friend who has everything.’ Civilization is coming to an end, you understand.” – Dorothy Parker
“…when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist