As final exams waear on, scenesters submit favorite quotes from their current studying endeavors.

“…La pesadilla me decía: crecerás.

Dejarás atrás las imágenes del dolor y del laberinto

y olvidarás.

Pero en aquel tiempo crecer hubiera sido un crimen

Estoy aquí, dije, con los perros románticos

y aquí me voy a quedar.”

“…the nightmare telling me: you will grow up.

You’ll leave behind the images of pain and of the labyrinth

and you’ll forget.

But back then, growing up would have been a crime.

I’m here, I said, with the romantic dogs

and here I’m going to stay.”

—Roberto Bolaño, “The Romantic Dogs” or “Los Perros Románticos” from his volume “The Romantic Dogs”

(Submitted by Sanjena Sathian.)