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Dance the Eagle to Sleep by Marge Piercy
“The societies kids naturally form are tribal. Gangs, clubs, packs. But we're herded into schools and terrified into behaving. Taught how we're supposed to pretend to be, taught to parrot all kinds of nonsense at the flick of a switch, taught to keep our heads down and our elbows in and shut off our minds and shut off our sex. We learn we can't even piss when we have to. That's how we learn to be plastic and dumb.”
Marge Piercy
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
“I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.”
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“Hobbes: Do you think there's a God?
Calvin: Well, somebody's out to get me!”
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“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”
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Recipes for Disaster by CrimethInc.
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Alberto Moravia
“I gave up the unequal struggle against what appeared to be in my fate, indeed, I welcomed it with more affection. As one embraces a foe one can't defeat and I felt liberated.”
Alberto Moravia, The Woman of Rome

Gustave Flaubert
“Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn’t come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words “bliss,” “passion,” and “rapture” - words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Lionel Shriver
“Though surely to avoid attachments for fear of loss is to avoid life.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Melika Dannese Lux
“And I swore it to myself the night Maurice ran away,” Ilyse screamed, terror and fury coursing through her veins, “and I’ll swear it again; no matter what you do, you will never conquer me.”
Melika Dannese Lux, City of Lights: The Trials and Triumphs of Ilyse Charpentier

“The whole world wants you to be miserable. It wants you to put your head down, sigh to yourself, and give up on being happy, and I know just as well as anyone that sometimes, giving up seems like the only option, but if you take one thing from this, I hope it’s this: Don’t give those mother-fuckers an inch. Stand your ground every chance you get because everybody deserves a chance to be happy.”
Dan Campbell

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