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It was fascinating, how frightened people who lived in a vampire’s backyard could be of the rest of the world. Just because something was unfamiliar, that didn’t mean it had sharper teeth or crueler claws than the monster they already knew.
Dinaw Mengestu
“I was reminded that without him I made an impact on no one. I was seen, and perhaps occasionally heard, strictly by strangers, and always in passing. I was a much poorer man for this than I had ever thought.”
Dinaw Mengestu, All Our Names

Ruth Ozeki
“Sometimes when she told stories about the past her eyes would get teary from all the memories she had, but they weren't tears. She wasn't crying. They were just the memories, leaking out.”
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

Catherynne M. Valente
“To touch a sleep with a to become a pioneer," she whispered then, "a frontiersman at the edge of their private world, the strange, incomprehensible world of their interior, filled with customs you could never imitate, a language which sounds like your own but is really totally foreign, knowable only to them.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest

Ruth Ozeki
“Yes," I told her. "I'm angry, so what?"

..... I went on, giving her an executive summary of my crappy life.


"So of course I feel angry," I said angrily. "What do you expect? It was a stupid thing to ask."

"Yes," she agreed. "It was a stupid thing to ask. I see that you're angry. I don't need to ask such a stupid thing to understand that."

"So why did you ask?"

Slowly she turned herself around, pivoting on her knees, until finally she was facing me, "I asked for you," she said.

"For me?"

So you could hear the answer.”
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki
“Life is fleeting. Don't waste a single moment of your precious life. Wake up now! And now! And now!”
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

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