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Banana Yoshimoto
“I’m extremely, almost pathologically sensitive to violence, and I pick up on it immediately when something violent is happening. Most people are constantly perpetrating little acts of violence on others, even when they don’t mean to.”
Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

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“Every time we hugged, I met words that were not words.”
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Banana Yoshimoto
“Considering how smart Nakajima was, I bet he could have found a way to express more precisely what it was like to push his body to the limit while studying, or his perspective on the way my emotions were structured inside me. He was just being nice, communicating on my level. That’s what made it sound vague.”
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Banana Yoshimoto
“Here I am playing nicely with the world, trying my best to leave things the tiniest bit better than they were, trying to fly even a little bit higher - how annoying it would be to have to go along with this crap.”
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Banana Yoshimoto
“It helps to fight authority with authority”
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