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The phoenix must burn to emerge.


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Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.



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Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.



I hated labels anyway. People didn't fit in slots--prostitute, housewife, saint--like sorting the mail. We were so mutable, fluid with fear and desire, ideals and angles, changeable as water.

I hated labels anyway. People didn't fit in slots--prostitute, housewife, saint--like sorting the mail. We were so mutable, fluid with fear and desire, ideals and angles, changeable as water.



I couldn't imagine owning beauty like my mothers. I wouldn't dare.

I couldn't imagine owning beauty like my mothers. I wouldn't dare.



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Oleander time, she said. Lovers who kill each other now will blame it on the wind.



Her hatred glittered irresistibly. I could see it, the jewel, it was sapphire, it was the cold lakes of Norway.

Her hatred glittered irresistibly. I could see it, the jewel, it was sapphire, it was the cold lakes of Norway.



Don't turn over the rocks if you don't want to see the pale creatures who live under them.

Don't turn over the rocks if you don't want to see the pale creatures who live under them.



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I took the volume to a table, opened its soft, ivory pages... and fell into it as into a pool during dry season.





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This page presents the quote "The phoenix must burn to emerge.". Author of this quote is Janet Fitch, White Oleander. This quote is about failure, death, rebirth,.