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Jul 19, 2021 07:00PM

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I had written my thesis on medieval witches accused of roasting dead infants and grinding their bones. A year later I found myself literally roasting dead infants and grinding their bones.
Ann Patchett
“We were all so young, you know. We were still our best selves.”
Ann Patchett, The Dutch House
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Bertolt Brecht
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality
but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Bertolt Brecht

Stephen King
“As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?”
Stephen King

Stephen Hawking
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”
Stephen Hawking

Edmund Wilson
“No two persons ever read the same book.”
Edmund Wilson

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