Here are a few quotes from Norman Maclean's book A River Runs Through It, probably one of the best books you will ever read. If you haven't read it, I suggest you do. You don't need to enjoy fly fishing in order to love this book. It'll make you think about everything; and I mean Everything. Now living in Missoula, I have a better understanding of these quotes. The first one is true, the second is how I like to think, and the last one is what you make of it.
“The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.”
“All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something that isn't even visible.”
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”
- Norman Maclean