“She was looking into my eyes with that way she had of looking that made you wonder whether she really saw out of her own eyes. They would look on and on after every one else’s eyes in the world would have stopped looking. She looked as though there were nothing on earth she would not look at like that, and really she was afraid of so many things.”—Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (via introspectivepoet)
“- "You and your quiet", said Brett. "What is it men feel about quiet?"
- "We like it," said the count. "Like you like noise, my dear."”—Ernest Hemingway, from The Sun Also Rises (via violentwavesofemotion)
“Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”—"The Sun Also Rises", Ernest Hemingway (1926)
Bit of Oregon history for you folks: At the end of the last ice age, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington were racked by catastrophic floods, which resulted when ice dams in Idaho and Canada melted and broke under the pressure of the glacial lakes they contained.