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The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness.

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For me it is the virgin birth, the Incarnation, the resurrection which are

For me it is the virgin birth, the Incarnation, the resurrection which are the true laws of the flesh and the physical. Death, decay, destruction are the suspension of these laws. I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body. It is n
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It's really important that as women we tell our stories. That is what hel

It's really important that as women we tell our stories. That is what helps seed our imaginations.
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Sufism, they say, is that which enables one to understand religion, irrespe

Sufism, they say, is that which enables one to understand religion, irrespective of its current outward form.
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One of the biggest changes in our society is the shift from prevention to r

One of the biggest changes in our society is the shift from prevention to reaction...
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Tell your father I never wanted to be a rose, only ever a night-scented gil

Tell your father I never wanted to be a rose, only ever a night-scented gilliflower, and his moon was my sun.
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It is Halloween,” he explains coyly. “I wanted to come out as something bea

It is Halloween,” he explains coyly. “I wanted to come out as something beautiful. None of this witch stuff for me. My God, don’t we spend our whole life as witches?
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Margaret Attwood: “I hope that people will finally come to realize that the

Margaret Attwood: “I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one race – the human race – and that we are all members of it.”Amen to that, I say. (Tom Bryson)
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It is sometimes the minor, not the major, characters in a novel who hold th

It is sometimes the minor, not the major, characters in a novel who hold the author's affection longest. It may be that one loses affection for the major characters because they suck off so much energy as one pushes them through their lives.
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If you build a wall to separate people, there will be those who find a way

If you build a wall to separate people, there will be those who find a way around the wall, or over it, or under it, or through it. We humans are not meant to be contained, and neither are our thoughts.
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The writer must write what he has to say not speak it.

The writer must write what he has to say not speak it.
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On the way home I felt a great and simple sadness. I missed my dad. I misse

On the way home I felt a great and simple sadness. I missed my dad. I missed him very much.
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Frogs, ducks, rhinos, octopuses – whatever you desire. The world will be bu

Frogs, ducks, rhinos, octopuses – whatever you desire. The world will be built new for you every morning. If you stay here, you can have whatever you want.’ Coraline sighed. ‘You really don’t understand, do you?’ she said. ‘I don’t want whatever I want. N
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