My name is Robert Brook. I live in London. I help people to think and write. I work at the UK Parliament, previously at AOL TIME-Warner, TIME Inc., Trinity Mirror.

The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death — these are the things that unite us all. We resemble one another in what we see together, in what we suffer together. Dreams change from individual to individual, but the reality of the world is common to us all.
Albert Camus
Who hasn't asked oneself, am I a monster or is this what it means to be human?
Clarice Lispector
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing
The modern political domain is massively, in totalitarian fashion, social, leveling, exhausting.
Julia Kristeva
Everyone knows how compromised the idea of bureaucracy as a meritocratic system is. The first criterion of loyalty to any organization is therefore complicity.
David Graeber
Serious reflexion about one's own character will often induce a curious sense of emptiness; and if one knows another person well, one may sometimes intuit a similar void in him.
Iris Murdoch

At some stage I expect I shall simply force myself to write something here.