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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
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Only fools lay claims where lovers thread for when such love is renewed, lo

Only fools lay claims where lovers thread for when such love is renewed, lovers dance upon their heads.
Posted 4 months ago

One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgment, and

One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgment, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding.
Posted 4 months ago

Her characters tend to err when they reject the grubby and complex circumst

Her characters tend to err when they reject the grubby and complex circumstances of everyday life for abstract and radical notions. They thrive when they work within the rooted spot, the concrete habit, the particular reality of their town and family.
Posted 4 months ago

Maybe the coolest people are the ones who don't care about being cool.

Maybe the coolest people are the ones who don't care about being cool.
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I don't know where to start," one [writing student] will wail. Start with y

I don't know where to start," one [writing student] will wail. Start with your childhood, I tell them. Plug your nose and jump in, and write down all your memories as truthfully as you can. Flannery O' Connor said that anyone who has survived childhood ha
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I love actors that are brave, that are courageous. And courage to me is not

I love actors that are brave, that are courageous. And courage to me is not the absence of fear, it's the presence of fear, and they go to places that really scare them, because as an audience, that's where you feel danger.
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Its beauty stirs the imagination, and I wonder if the last refuge of all th

Its beauty stirs the imagination, and I wonder if the last refuge of all that is truly wild lies not on earth but in light.
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The universe is in fact a multiverse.

The universe is in fact a multiverse.
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If I stay, it’s going to be in your bed.” Her pounding heart relaxed, the

If I stay, it’s going to be in your bed.” Her pounding heart relaxed, the fear that he’d reject her floating away like tiny grains of sand in the wind. “I know.” “And we’re not going to sleep.” “I’m good with that, too.
Posted 4 months ago

A fictional Dystopia is better than a fake Utopia.

A fictional Dystopia is better than a fake Utopia.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

I was arguing not that everyone should read books by ladies—though shifting

I was arguing not that everyone should read books by ladies—though shifting the balance matters—but that maybe the whole point of reading is to be able to explore and also transcend your gender (and race and class and orientation and nationality and momen
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