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Störst av allt Störst av allt by Malin Persson Giolito
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“Kärleken är inte störst eller renast, den blir aldrig en perfekt blandning, bara en oren vätska. Man borde lukta på den innan man smakar. Men risken är att man ändå inte märker att den är giftig.”
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“death is just a single heartbeat away from life,”
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“Ich bin clever genug, um zu wissen, wie sinnlos es ist, clever zu sein, wie wenig es bedeutet und dass es ein Problem ist.”
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“Nelle fiabe si dice che i troll esplodono alla luce del sole. Credo stia a significare che se solo si espone alla luce del sole ciò che è spaventoso, se lo si mostra, quello smette di fare paura. Invece nella vita reale, quando si parla di altre cose mostruose, è il contrario. Troppa luce del sole e troppe ‘verità’ e ‘lasciati andare’ e ‘di’ cosa pensi’ e ‘abbi il coraggio di discutere
dei tuoi problemi’ fanno vedere agli altri che mostro sei davvero. I tuoi brutti sentimenti diventano visibili quanto delle verruche pelose.”
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“Hypochondriacs contract fatal diseases at the same rate as everyone else.”
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“Ho letto da qualche parte che ‘la verità è ciò a cui scegliamo di credere’. Se possibile, pare una frase ancora più folle. Si può decidere cos’è vero e cos’è falso? Le cose possono essere sia vere che inventate a seconda della persona a cui le chiedi? E se qualcuno di cui ci fidiamo dice una cosa, be’, possiamo semplicemente decidere di credergli? Possiamo ‘scegliere che sia vero’? Come si può anche solo pensare una cosa così idiota? Se una persona mi dicesse che ‘sceglie di credermi’, capirei subito che in realtà è convinta che sia tutta una menzogna ma che accetta di fare finta che sia vero.”
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“Evil doesn’t strike justly.”
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“If they asked me to choose now, I would have read the part about emptiness. That’s the only part that’s true. Everything is empty and futile. Chasing after the wind. We never get what we want.”
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“Evil has no meaning. That is the very definition of evil. But just because something hurts doesn’t mean that the reason for the pain is evil.”
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“I couldn’t help him, I couldn’t, how could I? Sorry. How do you tell a person not to want to die? I will love you when no one else has the strength to. I promise. I will never leave you alone again.”
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“There is only one thing my body remembers more clearly than how much I wanted him and that is how it felt when he was gone.”
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“There was always something else in him. It was more than sadness. It wasn't hate; hate is simple, and Sebastian was never easy to understand. I was never afraid of what he might do to me, not even toward the end, but I was always anxious. Even those first weeks were both things, a mixture, difficult, easy and delightful, funny, awful and wonderful.”
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“One percent of the people on earth own fifty percent of all the assets on earth. What’s more, the eighty-five richest people in the world own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population combined…”
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“His eyes were black, already dead.”
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“As I lay there in Sebastian’s hospital bed and the two of us cried, I wanted to light up the world for him, show him what he meant, come with him, to him, for him. Oh, shit, you’re thinking, but that’s only because you know what happened later. But right then, no one knew anything. And no one asked me, Do you want to? Can you? Or said, We will help you, you can’t do this all by yourself. Because everyone knew this was the only option. There was only me. No one asked if I wanted to save Sebastian, but you all blame me for failing.”
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“And no one asked me, Do you want to? Can you? Or said, We will help you, you can't do this all by yourself. Because everyone knew this was the only option. There was only me.”
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“Because greatest of all is love up until something else becomes even greater.”
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“But I think you were trying to make a different point, Samir. To say that there is a limit to how unequal a society can become and continue to remain a stable democracy.”
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“Love? No, I don’t miss love. Love is not greatest or purest, it’s never a perfect blend, just an impure liquid, the kind you should really sniff before you taste. But the risk is you still might not notice it’s poisonous.”
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“People always think they know what the dead would have wanted.”
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“She would never bring roses; roses at a funeral are so banal, while sunglasses that make old hags look like blowflies, strangely enough, are considered classy.”
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“Living happily ever after with the person you love only works in books; “ever after” is only long enough if you’re fictional. And love can’t rescue anyone into eternal life.”
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“Sebastian didn’t want to touch me, hold my hand, but he didn’t seem upset. He had left me. He had left everything.”
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“What I do believe is that everything that happens is connected to whatever happened before, like links in a chain.”
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“greatest of all is fear, the terror of dying. Love means nothing when you believe you’re going to die.”
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“I can’t sleep away the pain, sleep is no savior, my dreams leave me exposed for truth.”
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“if you just expose terrible things, make them visible, they stop being terrible. But in reality, with truly awful things, the opposite is true. Too much sunshine and “truth” and “speaking out” and “putting your feelings into words” and “daring to talk about your problems” helps people see what a monster you are. Your ugly emotions become as glaring as hairy warts.”
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“I no longer believe that I can stave off catastrophes by putting them into words.”
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“Only idiots pretend that who you are and what you do don’t matter.”
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“The most horrible things can’t be swayed by superstition and myth, statistics and likelihoods.”
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