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Abstract sympathy with the working class as an economic entity is easy, but the feeling can vanish on contact with actual members of the group, who often arrive with disturbing beliefs and powerful resentments - who might not sound or look like people urban progressives want to know.

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Some of us hover when we weep for the other who wasdying since the day they

Some of us hover when we weep for the other who wasdying since the day they were born.
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I think cool moments like winning a Grammy deserve a nice little party wher

I think cool moments like winning a Grammy deserve a nice little party where you really soak it in and not have to work and stuff. I do remember throwing a party on that Grammy night, but it was work.
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There was a brief silence in which the distant echo of Hagrid smashing down

There was a brief silence in which the distant echo of Hagrid smashing down a wooden front door seemed to reverberate through the intervening years.
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Character is plot, plot is character.

Character is plot, plot is character.
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My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.

My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.
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She was tough in the best sense of the word. She'd taken blows, the disappo

She was tough in the best sense of the word. She'd taken blows, the disappointments, and had worked her way through them. Some people, he knew, would have buckled under, found a clutch, or given up. But she had carved a place for herself and made it work.
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That was seven years ago. The doctors told her father the memory would fade

That was seven years ago. The doctors told her father the memory would fade, like the big messy scar on her arm, but neither ever did.
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When we dare to hope, we create more hope in the world.

When we dare to hope, we create more hope in the world.
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i held it up, and tried to channel happy dog thoughts toward Cerberus- Alpo

i held it up, and tried to channel happy dog thoughts toward Cerberus- Alpo commercials, cute little puppies, fire hydrants.
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I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could

I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
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Majid gave me a brief dazzling golden stare and then half-lidded his eyes a

Majid gave me a brief dazzling golden stare and then half-lidded his eyes again. I know when my life is being threatened.
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So you're going to have to ask yourselves on simple question: Which one of

So you're going to have to ask yourselves on simple question: Which one of us is speaking now?
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