Illuminations

Excerpts from 300 Arguments

by Sarah Manguso

There truly are two kinds of people: you and everyone else.

It’s impossible to fail if one doesn’t know how the end should look. And it’s impossible to succeed. But it’s possible to enjoy.

Envy is a narrative impulse: if I got what I wanted, what would happen then?

My long romance with efficiency has made me miserly.

The will can achieve some things, but one must exhaust one’s will in order to learn which things they are. read more »

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