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A Traitor to Memory
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?” Aunty Ifeka said. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

Anton Chekhov
“Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive.”
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

Fernando Pessoa
“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Sheri S. Tepper
“[T]he scripture worshippers put the writings ahead of God. Instead of interpreting God's actions in nature, for example, they interpret nature in the light of the Scripture. Nature says the rock is billions of years old, but the book says different, so even though men wrote the book, and God made the rock and God gave us minds that have found ways to tell how old it is, we still choose to believe the Scripture.”
Sheri S. Tepper, The Fresco

Mark Z. Danielewski
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Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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