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Glass Slippers Give You Blisters by Mary Jane Auch
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I first read this book when I was young -- around fourth or fifth grade. Mary Jane Auch was signing books at a Waldenbooks in our local mall and my mom - wonderful lady that she is - took me in and we picked up a copy. I loved the book almost immedia...more
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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
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Rainer Maria Rilke
“It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Morrissey
“It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes guts to be gentle and kind”
Morrissey

Martin Luther King Jr.
“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Toni Morrison
“All of our waste which we dumped on her and which she absorbed. And all of our beauty, which was hers first and which she gave to us. All of us--all who knew her--felt so wholesome after we cleaned ourselves on her. We were so beautiful when we stood astride her ugliness. her simplicity decorated us, her guilt sanctified us, her pain made us glow with health, her awkwardness made us think we has a sense of humor. Her inarticulateness made us believe we were eloquent. Her poverty kept us generous. Even her waking dreams we used--to silence our own nightmares. And she let us, and thereby deserved our contempt. We honed our egos on her, padded our characters with her frailty, and yawned in the fantasy of our strength.

And fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. We substituted good grammar for intellect; we switched habits to simulate maturity; we rearranged lies and called it truth, seeing in the new pattern of an old idea the Revelation and the Word.”
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

William Shakespeare
“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

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