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'Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.'


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'I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.'


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'Gardening is not a rational act.'


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'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.'


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'The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.'


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'A word after a word after a word is power.'


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'Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now.'


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'I don't think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It's essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form for can be very different.'


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'If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.'


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'If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. I don't want to open up my cornflakes and find that they're full of pebbles... Y'


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'Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets.'


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'Popular art is the dream of society it does not examine itself.'


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'War is what happens when language fails.'


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'The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.'

 

 

 

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