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I did not condemn the author for her life, nor the decisions she made. But I did wonder a lot about how consciously informed she was about the steps she had taken when she made them and how they were evaluated later on. It seems a lot of her life was ...more
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There are very serious philosophical problems concerning ideas surrounding reincarnation as reported in books like this. For example, by what criteria can I assert that such memories are "mine" when the notion of a continuous personal identity runnin ...more
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“If you dont like my book write your own.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

Al Pacino
“I don’t understand the hatred and fear of gays and bisexuals and lesbians…
it’s a concept I honestly cannot grasp. To me, it’s not who you love…
a man, a woman, what have you…
it’s the fact that you love. That is all that truly matters.”
Al Pacino, Al Pacino

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