"She hated having visitors in the house while her health was so indifferent, and lovers were of all people the most disagreeable."  - Mrs. Bennett; Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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jane austen    pride and prejudice    quotes    

"I’m not entirely sure of the person he is writing to. I don’t know whether that person is alive or not. There are so many people we could become, and we leave such a trail of bodies through our teens and twenties that it’s hard to tell which one is us."  - Dan Chaon, Big Me

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"Sometimes I think: If no one knows you, then you are no one."  - Dan Chaon, Big Me

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"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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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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mlk    quotes    

"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