Ten Sentences I Wish I Had Written, Ten Photographs of Mine

1. “Even while he was reeking with paranoia, he seemed to have total confidence.” (Wolfe, Tom: The New Journalism: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, [214])dsc00922-copy.jpg

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2. “No matter how offbeat their choices, they can now find 100,000 people or more who share their taste for deep fried yak on a stick.” (Penn, Mark J.: Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, [xiv])

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3. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” (Marquez, Gabriel García)

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4. “There were abstract shapes in her mind, integral to her imagination, unlike anything she had been taught.” (Lisle, Laurie: Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe, [79])img_2309-copy.jpg

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5. “The label seems to have unpleasant connotations, such as that human creativity counts for nothing, or that we humans are passive robots helplessly programmed by climate, fauna, and flora.” (Diamond, Jared: Guns Germs, and Steel: A Short History of Everybody or the Last 13,000 Years, [408])

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6. “I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace, to hear Om again, to sleep deeply again and to awaken refreshed again.” (Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha, [78])

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7. “She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.” (Marquez, Gabriel García)

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8. “Or is it because I can imagine so well the rest of the colorful classroom around my dolorous and hazy darling: Grace and her ripe pimples; Ginny and her lagging leg; Gordon, the haggard masturbator; Duncan, the foul-smelling clown; nail-biting Agnes; Viola, of the blackheads and the bouncing bust; pretty Rosaline; dark Mary Rose; adorable Stella, who has let strangers touch her; Ralph, who bullies and steals; Irving, for whom I am sorry.” (Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita, [53])
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9. “From space, astronauts can see people making love as a tiny speck of light.” (Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated)

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10. “I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen.” (McCullers, Carson)

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