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(About Defeats, Power)

Power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed.

("I Know This Much Is True")


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I didn't respond to him. Couldn't speak at all. Couldn't look at his self-mutilation--not even the clean, bandaged version of it. Instead, I looked at my own rough, stained house painter's hand. They seemed more like puppets than hands. I had no feelings in it either.
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This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.
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He was right. And he was an insensitive shit.
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That's the problem with survival of the fittest ... the corpse at your fett. That little inconvenience.
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However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
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Joy said she hadn't really understood the meaning of life until Tyffanie had come along, but now she understood it perfectly. Well, great, I felt like saying. Make sure you share the news with Plato and Kierkegaard and all those other philosophers who'd banged their heads against the wall, trying to figure things out.
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