Factober

My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oregon, so I had to be out there in the rain. We didn't always have a gym to go to.

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For obvious reasons, the relationship between novelists, the reviewing esta

For obvious reasons, the relationship between novelists, the reviewing establishment and critics in general is chronically, and often acutely, edgy. A kind of low-intensity warfare prevails, with outbreaks of savagery. It is partly an ownership issue. Who
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When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child, then he will re

When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child, then he will return, and not before.
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End the eternal battle of beliefs once and for all. If you are a believer,

End the eternal battle of beliefs once and for all. If you are a believer, love your fellow non-believer for all the good things he or she has to offer. And if you are an atheist, then love your fellow believer for all the positivity he or she possesses.
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We don't fall in love, we fall in lust. We ascend to love.

We don't fall in love, we fall in lust. We ascend to love.
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Let me talk to my mother. She is listening from above.

Let me talk to my mother. She is listening from above.
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I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman tha

I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman than being black, in the field of politics.
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I've come to learn that being alone is better than being next to someone an

I've come to learn that being alone is better than being next to someone and feeling alone.
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When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neithe

When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Ian pretended that not knowing what to do was the hard part when, somewhere

Ian pretended that not knowing what to do was the hard part when, somewhere inside, I think he knew that making a choice about something is when the real uncertainty begins. The more terrifying uncertainty is wanting something and not knowing how to get i
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What determines each person's state of happiness or unhappiness is not the

What determines each person's state of happiness or unhappiness is not the event itself, but what the event means to that person.
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Good, stupid high school boys aren't worth It" She throws an arm over my sh

Good, stupid high school boys aren't worth It" She throws an arm over my shoulder. "They're trained to like a certain type of girl, with highlights and pretty nails- the kind who are good at remembering to put on lotion every morning after they shower." S
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It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled i

It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.
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