Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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we write to change people why-write

These literary jouissances are, far from being incidental trappings often essential to the persuasive power of the 'ruthless criticism' of all that exists, and to the new concepts to which it gives birth. They are part of the meaning of the work...

—p.28 Caedmon's Dream: On the Politics of Style (7) by Richard Seymour
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the literature of the left is literary why-write

The literature of the left, is literary. Marx, Aimé Césaire, Suzane Césaire, Louis Althusser, Audre Lorde, Simone Yoyotte, Pierre Yoyotte, J H Prynne, Jules Monnerot, Simone de Beauvoir, Christopher Caudwell, Claudia Jones, Theodore Adorno, Walt...

—p.27 Caedmon's Dream: On the Politics of Style (7) by Richard Seymour
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revelling in the jouissance of writing why-write

Thus, from the perspective of many educated political people, writing is something that one despises: an onerous task, a sacrifice one makes for the greater good. It results in left-wing writers becomingly aggressively boring, in an unconscious at...

—p.27 Caedmon's Dream: On the Politics of Style (7) by Richard Seymour
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there is always something unsaid good-writing literary-theory why-write

Writing, whatever else it is doing, is always getting at something that it never quite obtains. There is always something unsaid, something that clings to writing like a shadow.

—p.26 Caedmon's Dream: On the Politics of Style (7) by Richard Seymour
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writing good fiction is almost never easy writing-advice why-write

And this is why writing good fiction is almost never easy. The point at which fiction seems to become easy for a writer--and I'll let everyone supply his or her own examples of this--is usually the point at which it's no longer necessary to read t...

—p.129 On Autobiographical Fiction (119) by Jonathan Franzen
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fiction was his way off the island why-dfw why-write

[...] He'd loved writing fiction, Infinite Jest in particular, and he'd been very explicit, in our many discussions of the purpose of novels, about his belief that fiction is a solution, the best solution, to the problem of existential solitud...

—p.44 Farther Away (15) by Jonathan Franzen
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stranded on his or her own existential island good-writing why-dfw why-write

The curious thing about David's fiction, though, is how recognized and comforted, how loved, his most devoted readers feel when reading it. To the extent that each of us is stranded on his or her own existential island--and I think it's approxim...

—p.39 Farther Away (15) by Jonathan Franzen
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fried eggplant and tomatoes heartbreak

We returned to New York determined to make our own Sicilian-style spaghetti with fried eggplant and tomatoes, a dish so delicious that we wanted to eat it twice a week. Which we did, for several months. And here was the thing: I didn't get sick of...

—p.406 le1o9n8a0rd (315) by Jonathan Franzen
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not just another seduction heartbreak

[...] he didn't want this to be just another seduction. He wanted her to be the way out of the wasteland of seduction he'd been living in.

—p.99 The Republic of Bad Taste (75) by Jonathan Franzen
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love vs lust heartbreak

[...] Andreas was overwhelmed by the contrast between love and lust. Love turned out to be soul-crippling, stomach-turning, weirdly clasutrophobic; a sense of endlessness bottled up inside him, endless weight, endless potential, with only the smal...

—p.100 The Republic of Bad Taste (75) by Jonathan Franzen
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a burst of sea spray good-writing why-write
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[...] I hold my liquor enough to hear--from the mouths of poets--work I'm itching to read, books I can vanish down into from my grind. The night is a burst of sea spray washed across my face, tangible evidence of a fresh existence only slightly ou...

—p.183 Self Help (163) by Mary Karr
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we let the other get smaller good-writing heartbreak
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[...] And so begins what I see as his slow fade from me. We talk less and less, and since we both grew up in houses schooled to letting people vaporize into their own internal deserts with alacrity, we each let the other get smaller.

—p.139 Flashdance (71) by Mary Karr
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poetry could somehow magically still my scrambled innards why-write
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[...] There was an internal click as an actual idea of Cassirer's broke through. The sentence that had so addled me suddenly made sense [...]:

The same function which the image of God performs, the same tendency to permanent existence, may be...

—p.40 Escape from the Tropic of Squalor (13) by Mary Karr
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how to be someone’s angry wife heartbreak

When the kids are sleeping, we sit and stare at each other again, this time from different chairs in the living room. I say that deep down, I think it makes sense to separate, but I don’t want to because it’s too horrible. I say I won’t let myself...

—p.1 How to Say You Maybe Don’t Want to Be Married Anymore missing author
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you won’t like what I have to say heartbreak

Marshall and I found a bench on the sidewalk, old and abandoned. We brought it home, where I sprayed it with Simple Green until it was almost white, then tied two blue-patterned cushions to it.Seven years of marriage and our home is coming togethe...

—p.1 How to Say You Maybe Don’t Want to Be Married Anymore missing author
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you won’t like what I have to say heartbreak

Marshall and I found a bench on the sidewalk, old and abandoned. We brought it home, where I sprayed it with Simple Green until it was almost white, then tied two blue-patterned cushions to it.Seven years of marriage and our home is coming togethe...

—p.1 How to Say You Maybe Don’t Want to Be Married Anymore missing author
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I wanted to make enough cash

And the greatest tragedy of all: I wanted to make enough cash so that a smart girl like you would not have to degrade herself to the finance-world burnout [...]

But it all didn't work out, did it? You left too soon, I ended up with other girls ...

—p.1 I miss you by Shady Sands
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now you're everything I'm never going to get

Now it's been years since we said our long goodbyes. I'm not any smarter. I just watched my first company go down in flames and I'm starting a new one. I have to talk to lawyers for bankruptcy in the mornings and lawyers for setting up a new firm ...

—p.1 I miss you by Shady Sands
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Team Liquid
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making that question easier for other people to answer fighting-words

[...] Yes, my own personal brain chemistry is something I must reckon with, but doing so while navigating a cruel health care system, with the goal of remaining healthy enough to face a laughably uncertain financial future, all in service to survi...

—p.1 Dear Fuck-Up: How do you live when everything sucks? by Brandy Jensen