Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye.
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On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide- it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese- the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope.
I saw the movie, he said. I know what it's about. Listen to this. When girls get to be about twelve or so - he leaned toward us - their tits bleed.
This can't be true but I remember it.
Where else would she feel more comfortable than in this subterranean realm where people wrote down what they couldn't say, where they gave voice to their most shameful longings and knowledge?
He was filled with embarrassment: embarrassment for the human race, its preoccupation with money, it love of swindle.
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It has been common knowledge to informed collectors that many times the finest and rarest art glass is found unsigned.