There are three deaths. The first is when the body cease to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The Third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time

Sum

David Eagleman

Many sitcoms simply arrive, amuse and then fade away . . . The special few, however, creep deep into our consciousness, capture our imagination, engage our emotions and never, ever, let us forget them

Only Fools and Horses

Graham McCann

The sunrise is golden and lovely, The birds chirp and twitter and tweet, You woke me and asked for some breakfast, So why the fuck won’t you eat?

You Have to Fucking Eat

Adam Mansbach

My dear Prue, we are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise are we children of an indifferent universe

Wildwood

Colin Meloy

He smells of leather, oil paint, tobacco, marijuana and the faint metallic smell of cocaine. He wears handmade wool sweaters and long Mexican ponchos. He never walks in a straight line. He zigzags wherever he is going

Widow Basquiat

Jennifer Clement

Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren’t so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Russell Brand

It turns out that relationships don’t require sacrifices. They just require growing up — and the ability to stop clinging to immature needs that are so tenacious, they keep the mature needs from getting met

The Truth

Neil Strauss

Whatever they are now, or may be in the future, the Rolling Stones, when they were young, put themselves in jeopardy many times, because of who they were, what they were, how they lived, what they believed

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

Stanley Booth

The old drunk told me about trout fishing. When he could talk, he had a way of describing trout as if they were a precious and intelligent metal

Trout Fishing in America

Richard Brautigan

Acting to me was, and is, straightforward: you see the words on the page; memorise; then say them out loud. (With radio, you don’t even have to memorise them)

Toast on Toast

Steven Toast

Letters have the power to grant us a larger life. They reveal motivation and deepen understanding. They are evidential. They change lives, and they rewire history

To the Letter

Simon Garfield

We're all in sales now

To Sell is Human

Daniel H. Pink

We have brought this cauldron of rush upon ourselves. Time seems faster because we have made it so

Timekeepers

Simon Garfield

If you’d glanced just once across the field, you’d have seen me standing in the middle on my own, looking straight at you . . . But you didn’t. You only had eyes for Alice

Things We Have in Common

Tasha Kavanagh

One September morning, Giovanni Drogo, being newly commissioned, set out from the city for Fort Bastiani; it was his first posting.This was the day he had looked forward for years - the beginning of his real life

The Tartar Steppe

Dino Buzzati

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

She should have kept him with her, should not have let him go. A crazy thought. She couldn’t have stopped him. Never could

Ten Days

Gillian Slovo

Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix and we're keeping it real, reminisce this: Chaucer Tales were an unfinished business.

Telling Tales

Patience Agbabi

Simon’s Cat in ‘Window Pain’

Simon’s Cat in ‘Fetch’

Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you. A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

It’s big, it’s fat, it’s Simon’s Cat!

Simon's Cat

Simon Tofield

It would take her thousands of steps to get anywhere, but she would get there easily, and when she arrived, in the present, it would seem like it had been a single movement that brought her there

Taipei

Tao Lin