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The Space Between
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by Brenna Yovanoff (Goodreads Author)
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read in November, 2011
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Alyssa Alyssa said: " Originally Posted at Redhead Heroines!

WARNING: Reading this book may slice and dice your heart and put it back together again several thousand times. I am of the opinion that books which do not do this are not worth reading. If you feel the same way,
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Nov 27, 2011 08:41PM

Marcus Valerius Martialis
“Your page stands against you and says to you that you are a thief.”
Martial, Epigrams

Wright Morris
“Life, raw life, the kind we lead every day, whether it leads us into the past or the future, has the curious property of not seeming real enough. We have a need, however illusive, for a life that is more real than life. It lies in the imagination. Fiction would seem to be the way it is processed into reality. If this were not so we should have little excuse for art. Life, raw life, would be more than satisfactory in itself. But it seems to be the nature of man to transform—himself, if possible, and then the world around him—and the technique of this transformation is what we call art.”
Wright Morris, The Territory Ahead

Robert Hughes
“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."

[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)]”
Robert Hughes

Leonard Cohen
“How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?”
Leonard Cohen, Beautiful Losers

Laini Taylor
“I don't know many rules to live by,' he'd said. 'But here's one. It's simple. Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles--drug or inessential penises either.'

'Inessential penises?' Karou had repeated, delighted with the phrase in spite of her grief. 'Is there any such thing as an essential one?'

'When an essential one comes along, you'll know,' he'd replied.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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