Some time ago, I came across this quote:

Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that aren’t you.

It must have been months ago, but I remember reading that quote and thinking about how true it was. And for some reason I didn’t think to write it down or make a note of it anywhere, but it’s just stuck with me, and it resurfaces in my thoughts now and then.

In the last few weeks, whenever I’ve thought of this quote, I’ve told myself that I need to find out where it’s from, but even that kept slipping my mind. I’m just too preoccupied with other things, I suppose.

I also started to forget the actual wording of the quote – I just remembered it was something about art and love being the same because you saw yourself in things outside of yourself – but the message still resonated with me.

Well, I finally found out where it’s from: the book “Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story” by Chuck Klosterman. (Thank-you Google.)

To be honest, I’ve never heard of Klosterman before, and I’ve never heard of his book either, but just because I like this one quote, I would consider reading something that he’s written (except that it will have to be the absolute last thing on my TBR list unless someone can give me good reasons why I should prioritise it over books that have been on my TBR list for years).

But maybe I don’t want to read his book. Maybe I just want to appreciate this one quote.


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