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Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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We prayed these wars would end all wars --In war we know is no rom

We prayed these wars would end all wars --In war we know is no rom
Posted 2 months ago

I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, wen

I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and ev

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.
Posted 2 months ago

Had I been able to formulate my first impressions of the United States, I m

Had I been able to formulate my first impressions of the United States, I might have said that there was a place in America called Kansas, where people could find a magic land at the heart of a cyclone.
Posted 2 months ago

Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which give

Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown, something of the artistic beauty of medieval life.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Cancer gave me an understanding of the point of all this. To survive. Most

Cancer gave me an understanding of the point of all this. To survive. Most of our lives it is easy but for the moments when it becomes difficult, when accident or sickness or sadness strikes, it's just about remembering one thing. You must simply survive.
Posted 2 months ago

Memories begin to creep forward from hidden corners of your mind. Passing d

Memories begin to creep forward from hidden corners of your mind. Passing disappointments. Lost chances and lost causes. Heartbreaks and pain and desolate, horrible loneliness. Sorrows you thought long forgotten mingle with still-fresh wounds.
Posted 2 months ago

Are these soldiers really our enemy, or only the worst reflection of our ow

Are these soldiers really our enemy, or only the worst reflection of our own selves?... We made them. We have to unmake them, not just defeat or kill them.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

By the time you have a platform for saying what you want, you’ve already be

By the time you have a platform for saying what you want, you’ve already become part of the system. It’s how it works.
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I prefer to look up in hope than down in expectation.

I prefer to look up in hope than down in expectation.
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Even though the world hails Joan of Arc as some sort of hero, which she und

Even though the world hails Joan of Arc as some sort of hero, which she undoubtedly was, what pains me the most is that her pathological condition ultimately led to her demise at the age of only nineteen.
Posted 2 months ago

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world tha

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago