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To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. When we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration. In such desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want.

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For me, tribalism and religion are basically the big reasons we're in troub

For me, tribalism and religion are basically the big reasons we're in trouble. Patriotism, tribalism, and religion.
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Grades and Marks do not reflect the intelligence of individuals. Intelligen

Grades and Marks do not reflect the intelligence of individuals. Intelligence differs person to person and cannot be measure at the same scale.
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The Amoeba?" she asked Aiden."The gang," he said, tossing his hand to indic

The Amoeba?" she asked Aiden."The gang," he said, tossing his hand to indicate all around. "Mypeople. A large amorphous mass that keeps on changing size, hasn'tmuch apparent use, sometimes makes you sick, and occasionally breaksoff into smaller parts that
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So you’re the infamous Manal al-Sharif,” he said, eyeing me from behind his

So you’re the infamous Manal al-Sharif,” he said, eyeing me from behind his desk. “Aren’t you ashamed of what you did?”“Is driving a car something shameful?” I answered back.
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Most of us go through this journey of grief at different speeds

Most of us go through this journey of grief at different speeds
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It doesn’t matter if you don’t love me right away,” he said. “Just give me

It doesn’t matter if you don’t love me right away,” he said. “Just give me a chance.
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But I did have two months off between Loser and the start of Prozac Nation.

But I did have two months off between Loser and the start of Prozac Nation. So, it was supposed to be Jason time, right? My time to enjoy myself away from movies.
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Life is too short to surrender as a matter of course to external influences

Life is too short to surrender as a matter of course to external influences.
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No mother is ever, completely, a child's idea of what a mother should be, a

No mother is ever, completely, a child's idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn't do too badly by one another, we did as well as most.
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How bad will it hurt?" I ask suddenly as Cain pulls the car onto the road t

How bad will it hurt?" I ask suddenly as Cain pulls the car onto the road to head back to my house. "How bad will what hurt?" "The spankings, the torture, all the ways you want to punish me." "I'm not a sadist, Evan. I don't get off on hurting women.""So
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He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.

He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.
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It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a s

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
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