Smile when the situation doesn’t call for it. Smile when you’re feeling angry,...– Paul Auster, “Personal Instructions for Sophie Calle on How to Improve Life in New York City (Because she asked…),” collected in Gotham Handbook.
What matters is not how well you can avoid trouble, but how you cope with...– Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions
For knowledge comes slowly, and when it comes, it is often at great personal...– Paul Auster, Ghosts
Existence was bigger than just life. It was everyone’s life all together, and...– Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you...– J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye