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(About Reasoning, Time)

I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.


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He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others just a shape to fill a lack that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear.
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'Why do you hate the South I dont hate it.... I dont hate it.... I dont hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark I dont. I dont I dont hate it I dont hate it '
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They will endure. They are better than we are. Stronger than we are. Their vices are vices aped from white men or that white men and bondage have taught them improvidence and intemperance and evasion -- not laziness evasion of what white men had set them to, not for their aggrandizement or even comfort but his own.
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I decline to accept the end of man.
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Others have done it before me. I can, too.
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The writer in America isn't part of the culture of this country. He's like a fine dog. People like him around, but he's of no use. . . .
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