Why, alone of all the more-than-five-hundred-million, should I have to bear the burden of history?
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The black ice of that dark fortress received the sunlight like a mortal wound.
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.
The real risks for any artist are taken. . . in pushing the work to the limits of what is possible, in the attempt to increase the sum of what it is possible to think. Books become good when they go to this edge and risk falling over it. . .
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
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