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The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
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May 12, 2012

"The perfect crime - for we don't know how murdered our joy, what their motives were, or where the guilty parties are to be found." (6)

"If a man we don't know phones us up today and talks a little, makes no suggestions, says nothing special, but nevertheless pays us the kind of attention we rarely receive, we're quite capable of going to bed with him that same night, feeling relatively in love." (10)

"'What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order t discover what she already knows.'" (78)

"'Learn, but always learn with other people by your side. Don't be alone in the search, because if you take a wrong step, you'll have no one there to help put you right.'" (124)

"'You want to justify your life, to live it as intensely as possible.'" (177)

"...because people choose to follow the powerful and they give power to whomever they wish." (264)

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