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The formula for creative writing in high school or college is write what you know.


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I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer - its dust and lowering skies.

I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer - its dust and lowering skies.



If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.

If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.



The function of freedom is to free someone else.

The function of freedom is to free someone else.



Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love.

Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love.



There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race - scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social construct... it has a social function, racism.

There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race - scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social construct... it has a social function, racism.



There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.



If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.



In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.



All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.



Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.

Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.





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While the stories are fiction, the journey is real.

While the stories are fiction, the journey is real.



Fayez whistled low. “That is not dead which can eternal lie. Or, y’know, whatever.

Fayez whistled low. “That is not dead which can eternal lie. Or, y’know, whatever.



Extensive powers not exercised as far as was necessary have, I believe, scarcely ever failed to ruin the possessor.

Extensive powers not exercised as far as was necessary have, I believe, scarcely ever failed to ruin the possessor.



Mass becomes immobile; it cannot manoeuvre and therefore cannot win victories, it can only crush by sheer weight.

Mass becomes immobile; it cannot manoeuvre and therefore cannot win victories, it can only crush by sheer weight.



And if our future Lies on the final line Are we brave enough To see the signals and the signs?

And if our future Lies on the final line Are we brave enough To see the signals and the signs?



I do not want the voice of the people shut out.

I do not want the voice of the people shut out.



If there were just one gift you could choose, but nothing barred, what would it be? We wish you then your own wish; you name it. Ours is liberty, now and forever.

If there were just one gift you could choose, but nothing barred, what would it be? We wish you then your own wish; you name it. Ours is liberty, now and forever.



When she orgasmed, she said his name. Twice. And didn’t it make him glad that even though he had no voice, his ears worked just fine. –JM

When she orgasmed, she said his name. Twice. And didn’t it make him glad that even though he had no voice, his ears worked just fine. –JM



Nothing is so weakening as regret.

Nothing is so weakening as regret.



I look at the deejay thing as something - I'm good at it because I have my own music. I have enough rhythm to blend at this point.

I look at the deejay thing as something - I'm good at it because I have my own music. I have enough rhythm to blend at this point.




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