All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn't protect you from the truth.
("She's Come Undone")
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Take what people give you. Drink their milkshakes.
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That's the trouble with survival of the fittest, isn't it, Dominick? The corpse at your feet. That little inconvenience.
If you risked love, it took you wherever you wanted to go. If you repressed it, you ended up unhappy.
Eventually, I reached the other side of the chasm and understood the differences between the two men. I no longer hated Daddy: he had been a shitty father and a shitty husband - a man who's made two bad choices based on lust and coveting and then been too weak either to live with them or undo them. But he had not been a rapist.
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We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
H. L. Mencken