Kirstine
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Andrea Gibson
“If a tree fell in the forest, and you were the only one there to hear it; if its fall to the ground didn’t make a sound, would you panic in fear that you didn’t exist, or would you bask in the bliss of your nothingness?”
Andrea Gibson

Ursula K. Le Guin
“We're each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark?”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind's Twelve Quarters, Volume 1

G. Willow Wilson
“When have I ever suggested you burn them? I am allowed to have opinions, aren’t I? And I don’t hate them—I don’t give a fig about them. The only reason I cared is because you were so comfortable belittling me for believing things you only read about. I was afraid you’d turn into one of those literary types who say books can change the world when they’re feeling good about themselves and it’s only a book when anybody challenges them. It wasn’t about the books themselves—it was about hypocrisy. You can speak casually about burning the Alf Yeom for the same reason you’d be horrified if I suggested burning The Satanic Verses—because you have reactions, not convictions.”
G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

Gregory David Roberts
“One of the ironies of courage, and the reason why we prize it so highly, is that we find it easier to be brave for someone else than we do for ourselves alone.”
Gregory David Roberts

Siri Hustvedt
“I don't know why you are better and more beautiful than anybody else.”
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved

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