Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

by Jess Walter


“Sometimes what we want to do and what we must do are not the same. Pasquo, the smaller the space between your desire and what is right, the happier you will be.”


“No one gets to tell you what your life means!”


“He found himself inhabiting the vast, empty plateau where most people live, between boredom and contentment.”


“All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and character-what we believe-none of it is real; it’s all part of the story we tell. But here’s the thing: it’s our goddamned story!Continue reading