"Words are capable of making experience more vivid, and also of organizing it. They can scare us, and they can comfort us."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jonathan Safran Foer on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jonathan Safran Foer on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jonathan Safran Foer on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jonathan Safran Foer on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jonathan Safran Foer on Mark Twain
"There's no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with."
"Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven't."
"Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it's rarely driving the car."
"Maybe one day the world will change, that we'll be in a luxurious position of being able to debate whether or not it's inherently wrong to eat animals, but the question doesn't matter right now."
"When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not."
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