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The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
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The Future Dictionary of America by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Ennui by Maria Edgeworth
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems by William Wordsworth
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William Faulkner
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
William Faulkner

Muriel Spark
“The word "education" comes from the root e from ex, out, and duco, I lead. It means a leading out. To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.”
Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose, keep in touch (or don't), care about birthdays, waste and lose time, brush their teeth, feel nostalgia, scrub stains, have religions and political parties and laws, wear keepsakes, apologize years after an offense, whisper, fear themselves, interpret dreams, hide their genitalia, shave, bury time capsules, and can choose not to eat something for reasons of conscience. The justifications for eating animals and for not eating them are often identical: we are not them.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Muriel Barbery
“Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Karen Russell
“Heaven, Kiwi thought, would be the reading room of a great library. But it would be private. Cozy. You wouldn’t have to worry about some squeaky-shoed librarian turning the lights off on you or gauging your literacy by reading the names on your book spines, and there wouldn’t be a single other patron. The whole place would hum with a library’s peace, filtering softly over you like white bars of light…”
Karen Russell, Swamplandia!

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