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Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle
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The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry M. Goldwater
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
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Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Paul Neilan
“In the long term everyone traffics in foregone conclusions, and in the short term they just get drunk. This is the way it has always been. Some half-assed ambiguity masquerading as mystery is all anybody's really looking for.”
Paul Neilan, Apathy and Other Small Victories

Iris Murdoch
“Those who hope, by retiring from the world, to earn a holiday from human frailty, in themselves and others, are usually disappointed.”
Iris Murdoch, The Bell

Jonathan Safran Foer
“He was not such a special person. He loved to read very much, and also to write. He was a poet, and he exhibited me many of his poems. I remember many of them. They were silly, you could say, and about love. He was always in his room writing those things, and never with people. I used to tell him, What good is all that love doing on paper? I said, Let love write on you for a little. But he was so stubborn. Or perhaps he was only timid.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Melissa Febos
“Back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan. New York at night, from its bridges, is a miracle. When I first came to the city, it took all my fantasies and set them on fire, turned them into flickering constellations of light. Then it did the same with my history. As a dark speck of energy hurtling over the water toward that galaxy, I felt myself disappear. Relative to the image of infinity I was nothing, a clump of quantum matter skidding through the ether. It was as good as any drug.”
Melissa Febos, Whip Smart: A Memoir

Katherine Paterson
“The wonderful thing about books is that they allow us to enter imaginatively into someone else’s life. And when we do that, we learn to sympathize with other people. But the real surprise is that we also learn truths about ourselves, about our own lives, that somehow we hadn’t been able to see before.”
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