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“Everybody talks about the superstar status,” Malone says. “I don’t know how they’re supposed to act. That’s not how I was brought up. If we were horses’ behinds, there’d be total chaos in this locker room.
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“Let's start with the end of the world, why don't we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things.”
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“Most of the cruelty in the world is just misplaced energy.”
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“While the two words often arrive sutured together, I think it worthwhile to breathe some space between them, so that one might see “brutal honesty” not as a more forceful version of honesty itself, but as one possible use of honesty. One that doesn’t necessarily lay truth barer by dint of force, but that actually overlays something on top of it—something that can get in its way. That something is cruelty.”
Maggie Nelson, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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