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Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.

("Light in August")


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And so I told myself to take that one. Because Father said clocks slay time. He said time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. The hands were extended, slightly off the horizontal at a faint angle, like a gull tilting into the wind.
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A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
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I don't know anything about inspiration because I don't know what inspiration is I've heard about it, but I never saw it.
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The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since.
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If you could just ravel out into time. That would be nice. It would be nice if you could just ravel out into time
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In my time I have seen truth that was anything under the sun but just, and I have seen justice using tools and instruments I wouldn't want to touch with a 10-foot fence rail.
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