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maiathebee:

literature meme | 9/9 short stories | The Wall by Jean Paul Sartre

My life was in front of me, shut, closed, like a bag and yet everything inside of it was unfinished. For an instant I tried to judge it. I wanted to tell myself, this is a beautiful life. But I couldn’t pass judgment on it; it was only a sketch; I had spent my time counterfeiting eternity, I had understood nothing.

maiathebee:

literature meme | 9/9 short stories The Wall by Jean Paul Sartre

My life was in front of me, shut, closed, like a bag and yet everything inside of it was unfinished. For an instant I tried to judge it. I wanted to tell myself, this is a beautiful life. But I couldn’t pass judgment on it; it was only a sketch; I had spent my time counterfeiting eternity, I had understood nothing.

tousbous
A great many false ideas have been spread about the nature of boredom. It is generally believed that by filling time with things new and interesting, we can make it “pass,” by which we mean “shorten” it; monotony and emptiness, however, are said to weigh down and hinder its passage. This is not true under all conditions… years rich in events pass much more slowly than do paltry, bare, featherweight years that are blown before the wind and are gone.
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain (via tousbous)