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    History admits no rules; only outcomes.
    — David Mitchell
    One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: world 
     
    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: hate 
     
    The better organized the state, the duller its humanity.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: humanity 
     
    In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: selfishness  human 
     
    Whoever opined "Money can't buy you happiness" obviously had far too much of the stuff.
    — David Mitchell
    my dreams are the single unpredictable factor in my zoned days and nights. Nobody allots them, or censors them. Dreams are all I have ever truly owned.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: night  dreams  censor 
     
    A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: reading  book  read 
     
    now I'm a spent firework; but at least I've been a firework.
    — David Mitchell
    What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?
    — David Mitchell
    tags: ocean 
     
    What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.
    — David Mitchell
    Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: time  past 
     
    If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, "˜When you're ready'.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: lies 
     
    We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing.
    — David Mitchell
    We are only what we know, and I wished to be so much more than I was, sorely.
    — David Mitchell
    there ain't no journey what don't change you some.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: journey 
     
    Fantasy. Lunacy. All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.
    — David Mitchell
    Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: time  power 
     
    Travel far enough, you meet yourself.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: travel 
     
    I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: world  believe 
     
    Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: real  mind  book 
     
    Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
    — David Mitchell
    A half- read book is a half- finished love affair.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: book  read 
     
    My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?
    — David Mitchell
    tags: ocean 
     
    Integrity is a bugger, it really is. Lying can get you into difficulties, but to really wind up in the crappers try telling nothing but the truth.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: integrity  truth  lying 
     
    The weak are meat the strong do eat.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: strong 
     
    As many truths as men. Occasionally, I glimpse a truer Truth, hiding in imperfect simulacrums of itself, but as I approach, it bestirs itself & moves deeper into the thorny swamp of dissent.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: truth  men 
     
    People are obscenities. Would rather be music than be a mass of tubes squeezing semisolids around itself for a few decades before becoming so dribblesome it'll no longer function.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: people  music 
     
    Being born's a hell of a lottery.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: hell 
     
    Dreams are shores where the ocean of spirit meets the land of matter. Dreams are beaches where the yet-to-be, the once-were, the will-never-be may walk awhile with the still are.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: ocean  spirit  dreams 
     
    It's a small world. It keeps recrossing itself.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: world 
     
    The healthy can't understand the emptied, the broken.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: broken  healthy 
     
    Writing is such a damn lonely sickness.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: writing 
     
    By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: crimes  future  kindness  birth 
     
    Anticipating the end of the world is humanity's oldest passtime
    — David Mitchell
    tags: world 
     
    I believe death is only a door. One closes, and another opens. If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening. And he would be waiting for me there.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: death  believe  heaven  imagine 
     
    This isn't an interrogation or a trail. Your version of the truth is the only thing that matters. -Truth is singular. It's 'versions' are mistruths.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: truth 
     
    How vulgar, this hankering after immortality, how vain, how false. Composers are merely scribblers of cave paintings. One writes music because winter is eternal and because, if one didn't, the wolves and blizzards would be at one's throat all the sooner.
    — David Mitchell
    I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so.
    — David Mitchell
    I've become a less brave traveller since I became a dad, but in the past I was more foolhardy than brave.
    — David Mitchell
    tags: past 
     
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    david mitchell
    Birth    : January 12, 1969
    Occupation  : Novelist