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Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant
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John Darnielle
“I will go where I will go
And I will jettison all dead weight
And I will use these words for kindling
And I will sleep by the garden gate.”
John Darnielle

Vladimir Nabokov
“Even while writing his book, he had become painfully aware how little he knew his own planet while attempting to piece together another one from jagged bits filched from deranged brains.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

Alasdair Gray
“Are there many people without illness or disability who sit at home in the evening with clenched fists, continually changing the channel of a television set and wishing they had the courage to roll over the parapet of a high bridge? I bet there are millions of us.”
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Alasdair Gray
“...there were certain chapters when I stopped writing, saw the domestic situation I was in and thought, "I don't want to face this world, let's get back to the hellish one I'm imagining.”
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Grace Paley
“My language limitations here are real. My vocabulary is adequate for writing notes and keeping journals but absolutely useless for an active moral life. If I really knew this language, there would surely be in my head, as there is in Webster's or the Dictionary of American Slang, that unreducible verb designed to tell a person like me what to do next.”
Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

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