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My Soul in China by Anna Kavan
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These evenings are no-times, not day and not night. Just as I myself, the garden, the trees, are no-things, projections of nothingness, isolation...no reality except nothingness. I don't quite know myself any longer. I forget how to smile...how to...
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“Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ... you can't get anything done. People sort of think it's an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don't think it's any of that — it's helpless ... it's absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers ... and anger doesn't provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever."

[Interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.]”
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“And I am all the things I have ever loved: scuppernong wine, cool baptisms in silent water, dream books and number playing.”
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Toni Morrison
“Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

Sylvia Plath
“Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Knut Hamsun
“I love three things," I then say. "I love a dream of love I once had, I love you, and I love this patch of earth."

"And which do you love best?"

"The dream.”
Knut Hamsun, Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers

Sylvia Plath
“I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in.”
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“At twenty I tried to die
And get back, back, back to you.
I thought even the bones would do.”
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