Factober

Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.

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The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most probl

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
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Love is a promise existence makes with us.

Love is a promise existence makes with us.
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It gave an appalling idea of the value of an hour, and I thought I could ne

It gave an appalling idea of the value of an hour, and I thought I could never waste one again without remorse and terror.
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If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we ar

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
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Do not try the parallels in that way: I know that way all along. I have mea

Do not try the parallels in that way: I know that way all along. I have measured that bottomless night, and all the light and all the joy of my life went out there.[Having himself spent a lifetime unsuccessfully trying to prove Euclid's postulate that par
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Macbeth:If we should fail?Lady Macbeth:We fail?But screw your courage to th

Macbeth:If we should fail?Lady Macbeth:We fail?But screw your courage to the sticking place,And we'll not fail.
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She sticks to the rules, because it's all she's got. It's like her feelings

She sticks to the rules, because it's all she's got. It's like her feelings dried up and they were replaced with a pile of useless laws. Like my appendix. Don't know what I need it for, but it's still there.
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Why? Why did you kill them?”He laughed, recognizing it bore a frightening c

Why? Why did you kill them?”He laughed, recognizing it bore a frightening coldness. “Because you walked through the wrong door, and they paid you to do it. You will be a testament to the terror that arrives the moment you or anyone else crosses the invisi
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I just love the idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, whether

I just love the idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, whether it's the success of 'Cool Runnings,' which is the success of four guys from Jamaica who had never seen snow, or whether it's my success, just as a human being.
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The loss of liberty may imprison a person, but it does not confine their mi

The loss of liberty may imprison a person, but it does not confine their mind.
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We tend to think of age only in time, but I don't think it has much to do w

We tend to think of age only in time, but I don't think it has much to do with time at all; there's a whole load of other things. I've met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.
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Creativeness often consists of merely turning up what is already there.

Creativeness often consists of merely turning up what is already there.
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