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    George Eliot
    “But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

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    George Eliot
    “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
    George Eliot

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    Jane Austen
    “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
    Joyce Carol Oates

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    Barbara Kingsolver
    “We came from Bethlehem, Georgia bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

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    William Shakespeare
    “O, let me kiss that hand!

    KING LEAR: Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality.”
    William Shakespeare, King Lear

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