“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” ~ Elizabeth Hardwick
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“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn…
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61% of adult Americans are in favor of abortion rights
“Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come again in this identical guise.” (~Gwendolyn Brooks, “Annie Allen…
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"The sweet smell of decaying paper appeals to me no longer. It is too closely associated in my mind with paranoiac customers and dead bluebottles…
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“What does not change / is the will to change” ( ~ Charles Olson, “The Kingfishers”)
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“Memory . . . is the diary we all carry about with us” (~ Oscar Wilde)
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“We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live” (Joan Didion’s 2006 collection title)
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"Well, dear, life is a casting off. It's always that way." (Arthur Miller, "Death of a Salesman")
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Musings on Memory
Bertolt Brecht (Note from Amit: I cannot attribute the quote to a larger essay but it has been used in pamphlets and leaflets all over the world.)
“Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt.” ~ Mary Karr
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