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    Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Erasmus

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    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

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    Lao Tzu
    “The hard and mighty lie beneath the ground
    While the tender and weak dance on the breeze above.”
    Lao Tzu

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    “I’ve heard that sound near every night for twenty-odd years and never heeded it. How much she does, I mean. But this last week I’ve sat here and heard the sound of her; the sound of her chopping up food, the posher banging in the wash tub, the oven door opening and closing. She never stops. I hear it now. The sound of her loving.”
    Davina Blake, Past Encounters: a novel of WWII



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