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Francine du Plessix Gray Quotes: If I were ever to go mad it would be on Thanksgiving Day, that day of guilt and grace when the family hangs upon you like an ax over a sacrificial victim, like the oven's heat on that poor bird.
         

If I were ever to go mad it would be on Thanksgiving Day, that day of guilt and grace when the family hangs upon you like an ax over a sacrificial victim, like the oven's heat on that poor bird.


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One learns much more by writing fiction, because the insights come from those deeper subconscious levels where the greater and more interesting truths lie.



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Why are there no great women artists?' sounds as ignorant of human geography as the query 'Why are there no Eskimo tennis teams?



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I shall never cease to marvel at the way we beg for love and tyranny.



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All our parents have levels of deviousness. We're driven to write about this discrepancy between the bright shining selves they invented and the monsters lurking underneath.



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Art is both a vengeance against reality and a reconciliation with it.



I venture that those of us who are most serene when faced with the possibility of nothingness are the ones who've reached furthest to the downward and upward of their beings.

I venture that those of us who are most serene when faced with the possibility of nothingness are the ones who've reached furthest to the downward and upward of their beings.



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As to why people like Joseph Lelyveld are writing memoirs, I think they're just catching on the coattails of the trend.





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