She loved him not only in spite of but because he himself was incapable of love.
("The Sound and the Fury")
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Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.
I know now that what makes a fool is an inability to take even his own good advice.
The arrow increased without motion, then in a quick swirl the trout lipped a fly beneath the surface with that sort of gigantic delicacy of an elephant picking up a peanut.
The clock tick-tocked, solemn and profound. It might have been the dry pulse of the decaying house itself, after a while it whirred and cleared its throat and struck six times.
To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.
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