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“I had forgotten that time wasn't fixed like concrete but in fact was fluid as sand, or water. I had forgotten that even misery can end. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“What you call your personality, you know? --it's not like actual bones, or teeth, something solid. It's more like a flame. A flame can be upright, and a flame can flicker in the wind, a flame can be extinguished so there's no sign of it, like it had never been. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“You wake up one morning, those years are gone. There's a comfort in this fact perhaps. I want to think that there must be comfort in all facts we can't alter. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“I do what I want to do. It was a brash statement of(her)girlhood. Now she was an adult, the boast seemed quaint. For rarely do you know what you want. Even after you've done it you can't say clearly if that was what you'd wanted or just something that happened to you, like weather.”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“What madness! Yet she would do it, if she could force herself. She'd become, she believed, a stronger person: a willful, resolute. Like the man who adored her, reckless.”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“When you give up struggle, there's a kind of love. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“None of the rest of my life figures here. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“I learned you don't discover the evidence of any cause in its result. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know
“She was one who wished to believe the human motives precede actions for she was (she had always been) a rational individual yet clearly there were times (was this one of those times?) when actions might precede motives and even render them useless. ”
Joyce Carol Oates, I Am No One You Know

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