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Cease and Desist (The IMA, #4) Cease and Desist by Nenia Campbell
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“Being a victim is supposed to set you free; it acquits you of any agency, any sense of responsibility to the person who did you harm. It's not your fault, they say. Leave him, they say. Nobody ever tells you what to do if leaving isn't an option.

They just call you stupid. A dumb bitch.

Sympathy is only meted out if you follow all of
society's rules for how a victim is supposed to behave.”
Nenia Campbell, Cease and Desist
“Nothing is as deadly as the love of a powerful man.”
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“She seemed like the kind of woman who would fall in love with the sky.”
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“Subjugation requires vigilance; if you relax your brutality even for a moment, the people you're oppressing will revolt at the first sign of weakness. That's why dictatorial regimes are always a slippery slope of cruelty doomed to end in failure.”
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“What was it about us, as humans, that drove us to make apologies for beautiful things?”
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“Knowledge is a rope, and you're weaving a noose out of it. Leave some slack for the enemy.”
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“Men who thought of themselves as gods fell the farthest, and the hardest.”
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“Maybe that was why the French called orgasms “las petites morts”: because the things that bring us passion tend to slip past our defenses, to creep insidiously into every facet of our consciousnesses and kill us as ruthlessly, and efficiently, as any drug.”
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“You can lie in any language on earth, and body language is no exception.”
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“People say hate is like a poison — but they're wrong. It's like a drug. You never forget your first hit, how it seduces you with its strength and power, and takes you completely by storm. It colors your world in light and meaning, until you wonder how you ever managed to get by without it. And then, eventually, you get to a point where you can't. It takes over your life, until hating becomes your reason for living.”
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“Sometimes evil didn't need an excuse. Sometimes evil just was.”
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“Death was not the scariest thing out there; no, the denial of it could be far worse.”
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“Knives and candlelight,” he said, “how romantic.”
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“It's true what they say, you know. First fuck. First love. First kill. You never forget your first.”
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“The Lord teaches forgiveness, but some things are unforgivable.”
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“Fuck, Christina.”

“Yes, fuck Christina. I think she'd like that.”
Nenia Campbell, Cease and Desist
“All lines are gray in the dark.”
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“Time can be as fluid as water, and never in the way you'd like; it slows down to a standstill when you wish you could get things over with, and rushes by in a blur when you wish things would last.”
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“There's a saying that you can't put a price on a human life, but that saying is a lie because we have. We have, and it's so much lower than you would think. Yes, human life has its price like anything else, and will continue to do so for as long as it doubles as a commodity.”
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“Because you mean the world to me. And because I would let it all fucking burn to ash if it only meant sparing you”
Nenia Campbell, Cease and Desist
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