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The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, poetry, prophecy, sacrifice. All great things are in the Bible, and all great writers have drawn from it and more than people realise, whether Shakespeare, Herman Melville or Bob Dylan.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to

Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.
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...to speak of them out loud, to speak of their hunger and pain and lonelin

...to speak of them out loud, to speak of their hunger and pain and loneliness and humour, to make them visible so that can not be ravaged in the dark without great consequence.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Over-familiar, the music has become a kind of audio-Valium, background musi

Over-familiar, the music has become a kind of audio-Valium, background music rather than something I listen to actively and attentively. A gin and tonic after a long day. A shame, I think, because while each note remains the same, I used to hear them diff
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Politicians are a higher breed of men. They know that this world is ruthles

Politicians are a higher breed of men. They know that this world is ruthless and that they must live accordingly to cope with it
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Tears are not a mark of weakness. They are Just a proof that your heart is

Tears are not a mark of weakness. They are Just a proof that your heart is alive.
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Virtue is what happens when someone has made a thousand small choices requi

Virtue is what happens when someone has made a thousand small choices requiring effort and concentration to do something which is good and right, but which doesn't come naturally. And then, on the thousand and first time, when it really matters, they find
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By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
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But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for be

But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
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That's what it's all about–knowing what you have to lose, but risking the l

That's what it's all about–knowing what you have to lose, but risking the loss anyway.
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I see you better in music, I hear you better in wind, I feel you more in a

I see you better in music, I hear you better in wind, I feel you more in a flooding moonlight, that understands nothing, but darkness and silence.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure.Ours is an enterta

Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure.Ours is an entertainment seeking-nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one....This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype- the overstressed executive who goes on vacation, but w
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Don't allow a negative experience effect your day for the worse. We may not

Don't allow a negative experience effect your day for the worse. We may not have the power to control everything that happens to us, but we DO have a choice on how we react to it.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago