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""'But, surely, if one lives merely for one's self, Harry, one pays a terrible price for doing so?' suggested the painter.

'Yes, we are overcharged for everything nowadays.'""
Aug 11, 2018 07:17AM

 
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Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
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The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by J.S. Drangsholt
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Halsey Street by Naima Coster
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2.5 stars, rounded down because only the last chapter pushed this up half a star
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
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Maygin at Not Quite a Literary Critique is 36% done with The Picture of Dorian Gray: "'But, surely, if one lives merely for one's self, Harry, one pays a terrible price for doing so?' suggested the painter.

'Yes, we are overcharged for everything nowadays.'"
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
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This was a wonderful book and it has made me want to read all the Pooh stories! They definitely hold up! I was surprised how much the TV show, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, stayed so true to these stories. These are stories I absolutely wil ...more
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“Your unconscious wants to express the pain you feel about your own lost innocence. But your ego wants to keep it repressed. To the compromise is anxiety.”
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Art Spiegelman
“Maybe your father needed to show that he was always right - that he could always SURVIVE - because he felt GUILTY about surviving.”
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“Every one' of the psychoanalytic trainees she [Alice Miller] has supervised has the same history:

An insecure parent who did not appear to be insecure, but who depended on the child behaving in a particular way.

And an 'amazing ability' on the part of the child to perceive this and take on the assigned role.

"This role secured 'love' for the child-that is, his parents' narcissistic cathexis. He could sense he was needed and this, he felt, guaranteed him a measure of existential...[as quoted by Alice Miller]”
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“And woe betide the person with the 'double abnormality' of a false self and 'a fine intellect' that they find they can use to escape their pain.

'The world may observe academic success of a high degree, and may find it hard to believe in the very real distress of the individual concerned, who feels 'phoney' the more he or she is successful. [as quoted by Winnicott]”
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