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Goodness . . . You got to make it out of badness . . . Because there isn't anything else to make it out of.


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Maybe a man has to sell his soul to get the power to do good.



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The image that fiction presents is purged of the distractions, confusions and accidents of ordinary life.



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The poem . . . is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.



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You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of.

You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of.



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If you look at a thing, the very fact of your looking changes it...if you think about yourself, that very fact changes you.





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