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"Teaching is performance art."

Kate Clinton, Don't Get Me Started (1998)

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"… the suppression of war is not the equivalent of peace."

Vita Dutton Scudder, The Privilege of Age (1939)

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"There’s a certain class of people who will do you in and then remain completely mystified by the depth of your pain."

Sue Grafton, "E" Is for Evidence (1988)

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"… when two people unite, kindness must be mutual, or shocking things will happen."

Rosamond Lehmann, The Ballad and the Source (1945)

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"No wonder, he thought, that panhandle people were a godly lot, for they lived in a sudden, violent atmosphere. Weather kept them humble."

E. Annie Proulx, That Old Ace in the Hole (2002)

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"You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind."

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)

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"In Spain, however, people have found a way of cheating death. They summon it to appear in the afternoon in the bull ring, and they make it face a man. Death — a fighting bull with horns as weapons — is killed by a bullfighter. And the people are there watching death being cheated of its right."

Maia Wojciechowska, Shadow of a Bull (1964)

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"Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is."

Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind (1936)

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