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'I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.'


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'For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.'


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'The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.'


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'When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.'


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'Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.'


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'Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.'


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'Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.'


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'Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.'


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'It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.'


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'All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.'


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'Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.'


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'Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.'


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'Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.'


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'Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.'

 

 

 

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