5 Best Bits – “The Circle” by Dave Eggers

Book Quotes are in bold. Cristina Thoughts are not.

“Better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than in the middle of some ladder you don’t.”

Grateful for my ladders. When things get hard, it is nice knowing I’m at least moving in the direction

There was no path, a fact that gave her great pleasure – no one, or almost no one, had ever been where she was.

What is it about wanting to be unique, original, different? It’s gotta be part of the human condition, no?

You do you – you’re great at it – the best.

And then it occurred to her, in a brief and blasphemous flash: she didn’t want to know how they felt.

Oooooh snap! So freeing. I want to know how some people feel about some things. Not anything anyone feels about anything. That’s ok – it’s good – it’s useful.

Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day?

I love the idea that we NEED to not have everything – to¬† not know everything. It’s good for us. It nourishes us. I want to understand as much as I can and I won’t ever shrug away being better informed, but I will enjoy and appreciate my limits.

We must all have the right to disappear.

Shhhh. Bye!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *