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Balloon Animals by Jonathan  Dunne
Balloon Animals
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The Work of Art in the World by Doris Sommer
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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
“And when you realize that their activities are shabby, that their vocations are petrified and no longer connected with life, why not then continue to look upon it all as a child would, as if you were looking at something unfamiliar, out of the depths of your own solitude, which is itself work and status and vocation? Why should you want to give up a child’s wise not-understanding in exchange for a defensiveness and scorn, since not-understanding is, after all, a way of being alone, whereas defensiveness and scorn are participation in precisely what, by these means, you want to separate yourself from.”
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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
“Someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any complement and limit, but only life and reality: the female human being.”
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Asunder by Chloe Aridjis
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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
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“If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.”
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“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
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“Someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any complement and limit, but only life and reality: the female human being.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Oswald Chambers
“The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance.”
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