Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird (via curiositycounts)
"In the first few seconds an aching sadness wrenched his heart, but it soon gave way to a feeling of sweet disquiet, the excitement of gypsy wanderlust."
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita (via liquidnight)
"A stranger is shot in the street, you hardly move to help. But if, half an hour before, you spent just ten minutes with the fellow and knew a little about him and his family, you might just jump in front of his killer and try to stop it. Really knowing is good. Not knowing, or refusing to know is bad, or amoral, at least. You can’t act if you don’t know."
Writer Remains Literary Voice of Knockemstiff
The author Donald Ray Pollock grew up in Knockemstiff, Ohio, and the small village continues to influence his work.
Photograph © Greg Sailor for The New York Times