"All childhood is a condition of being in an authoritarian state."  - Charles Baxter

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"If you are going to be what they expect you to be, then you are going to die."  - Dorothy Allison

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quotes    dorothy allison    

"Love is madness,” I say. “Doesn’t everyone agree that you’d do anything, endure anything, to be with the ones you love? So either you’re willing to let them use you with any sort of cruelty, so long as they keep you— which makes you a fool— or you’re willing to commit any cruelty, so long as you get to keep them— which makes you a monster. Either way, it’s madness."  - Rosamund Hodge, Gilded Ashes (via mashamorevna)

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"this is a problem inherent to art, with all your walter whites and tyrion lannisters and humbert humberts and richard iiis— put the audience in the mind of the villain and some idiot’s gonna put the book down or walk out of the theater and go ‘man, that guy is awesome. i want to be that guy’. but those people are idiots, you know?"  - on villain protagonists, maddi of fact (via hotelsongs)

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writing    quotes    

the-treble:

I figured most of my Facebook friends would miss out on some of Martin Luther King, Jr’s quotes that are less palatable for complacent America. So I made some aggressive and hard-to-ignore photos to bomb their feed with for today.

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"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence."  - Frederick Douglass, Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass

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quotes    frederick douglass    

"We find ourselves involved in the gross paradox of liking a stupid book the better, because its stupidity is American."  - Edgar Allan Poe

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quotes    edgar allan poe    

"I have never known what I was. If I’m not completely any one thing, then what am I? Who am I? Something in between? Or nothing?"  - Micah, Justine Larbalestier’s Liar

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"If you love someone, do you love all of them? Even the mucus in their throat, the cankers in their mouth, the cavities in their teeth?"  - Micah, Justine Larbalestier’s Liar

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"Not one of them has ever suggested that maybe I lie because the world is better the way I tell it."  - Micah, Justine Larbalestier’s Liar

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quotes    about me    justine larbalestier    liar