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“I don't take good pictures 'cause I have the kind of beauty that moves.”
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
“Men are sometimes driven by things that to a women make no sense, but she did know that Corelli had to be with his boys. Honour and common sense; in the light of the other, both of them are ridiculous.”
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Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières
“I have an opinion about holy war, which in general I must keep to myself. I have no wish to be known as a heretic. It is....that if a war can be holy, then God cannot. At best a war can only be necessary.”
Louis de Bernières
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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The Three Musketeers
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
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This was a fast but thought-provoking read. You'll get something out of it if you approach it with an open mind instead of instant condemnation and/or defensiveness. For all there is to criticize (as she does herself) in the methods of "Chinese paren ...more
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Ezra Pound
“A people that grows accustomed to sloppy writing is a people in process of losing grip on its empire and on itself.”
Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading

“It came over me, then, that any woman who ever loves more than one man must carry forever with her, in her heart, a ghost. There is no new thing for her to learn. It has all been done before.”
Janice Holt Giles, The Believers

Victor Hugo
“I make little account of victory. Nothing is so stupid as to vanquish; the real glory is to convince.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Louis de Bernières
“Don't give into him at all. Deny yourself. Because then your eyes will not be clouded by a madness that you cannot control, and then you will be able to learn to see him as he is. Do you understand?”
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Louis de Bernières
“Men are sometimes driven by things that to a women make no sense, but she did know that Corelli had to be with his boys. Honour and common sense; in the light of the other, both of them are ridiculous.”
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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