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"Whatever advantages may have arisen, in the past, out of the existence of a specially favored and highly privileged aristocracy, it is clear to me that today no argument can stand that supports unequal opportunity or any intrinsic disqualification for sharing in the whole of life."

Margaret Mead, Blackberry Winter (1972)

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"[… vastly different peoples live and work side by side but rarely come together, like the arms of an egg beater that] whirled independently and never touched, so that perhaps one arm never knew the other was there; yet they were together, turned by the same handle, and the cake was mixed by both."

Elspeth Huxley, Murder at Government House (1937)

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"The only tool we have to fix the problems of this country — the democratic process — is itself broken. Which is why nothing will fundamentally change until we solve the problem of money in politics."

Arianna Huffington, Fanatics and Fools (2004)

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"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference."

Audre Lorde, Uses of the Erotic (1978)

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"What is living about? It is the decisions you must make between two rights, hard and costly decisions because always you can do one right thing, but sometimes not two."

Willa Gibbs, Seed of Mischief (1953)

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"Yes, it does make the load rather heavy if you carry tools for every eventuality."

Jacqueline Winspear, An Elegy for Eddie (2012)

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"We seek him here, we seek him there, / Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. / Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell? / That demmed, elusive Pimpernel?"

Baroness Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)

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"Writing is more than just the making of a series of comprehensible statements: it is the gathering in of connotations; the harvesting of them, like blackberries in a good season, ripe and heavy, snatched from among the thorns of logic."

Fay Weldon, Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen (1984)

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