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'For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.'


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'What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.'


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'I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.'


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'Man is what he reads.'


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'It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.'


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'Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.'


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'Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.'


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'The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.'


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'For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.'


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'Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.'


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'After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.'

 

 

 

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