What you were is forever who you are.
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I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.
The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.
Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he'd be dead by now.
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How time files when you's doin' all the talking.
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