Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
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Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
Our lives teach us who we are.
I make no complaint. I am a writer. I do not accept my condition I will strive to change it but I inhabit it, I am trying to learn from it.
The only privilege literature deserves -- and this privilege it requires in order to exist -- is the privilege of being in the arena of discourse, the place where the struggle of our languages can be acted out.
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I have tremendous faith in theuniverse. I feel at home on this planet. Even though it's a very big world out there, I plan on walking right through the middle of it unharmed.