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The Girls by Lori Lansens
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“The strangest thing about strange things is that they're only strange when you hear about them or think about them later, but never when you're living them.”
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“If heaven is tolerant and writers are allowed (bunch of liars though they are), I wonder if they gather for coffee to ponder the prose they should have written instead.”
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“How cruel it must be for a man to live past his soul.”
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“I can't exactly say why I've chosen to write about the things that I am writing about. There are doubtless better stories from my life that I am missing, events and escapades I am not wise enough to know were important. If heaven is tolerant and writers are allowed (bunch of liars that they are), I wonder if they gather for coffee to ponder the prose they should have written instead.

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“Write,' she said, 'as if you'll never be read. That way you'll be sure to tell the truth.”
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“I hum some secret place into being, thinking of this other me, the one that only I can see, a girl called She, who is not We, a girl who I will never be.”
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“Art isn't a product. It's an experience”
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tags: art

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“I feel, holding books, accommodating their weight and breathing their dust, an abiding love. I trust them, in a way that I can't trust my computer, though I couldn't do without it. Books are matter. My books matter. What would I have done through these years without the library and all its lovely books?”
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“In sleep, my sister and I found a common breath. In dreams, we knew the moon.”
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“Before she closed her eyes tonight, Rose said she regretted that she has not done something heroic in her life. Well, it's not like she can suddenly climb a tree and save a cat, or go to medical school and begin some important cancer research. But Rose has been my sister. I think that's heroic.”
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“Funny how you can measure time by pets that were not even your own.”
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“What is it about sadness that can be so fulfilling?”
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“I would not have dreamed back then, could never have imagined, that one day I would be a childless mother too.”
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