Tell me, is it possible to love someone who is not as smart as you are? ...But isn't it important for you to think she is smarter than you in order to fall in love? ...Why is that? Because we want to know things, how the pieces fit. Talkers seduce, words direct us into corners. We want more than anything to grow and change. Brave new world.
("The English Patient")
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A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
To write about someone like myself would be very limiting.
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