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"If people don’t read, that’s their choice; a lifelong book habit may itself be some sort of affliction."

Penelope Lively, How It All Began (2011)

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"The Persian’s mind, like his illuminated manuscripts, does not deal in perspective: two thousand years, if he happens to know anything about them, are as exciting as the day before yesterday …"

Freya Stark, The Valleys of the Assassins (1934)

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"I’ll not listen to reason … Reason always means what some one else has got to say."

Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford (1853)

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"In all separations there are the elements of eternity; and in every farewell to the being we love we set foot upon an undug grave."

Mary Adams, Confessions of a Wife (1902)

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"The consequences of militancy do not disappear when the need for militancy is over."

Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch (1970)

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"Now comes the May time, the wild hawks’ play-time, / With long blithe daytime and warm night showers …"

Georgiana Goddard King, The Way of Perfect Love (1909)

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"Now I see that the journey was never meant to lead to some new and improved version of me; that it has always been about coming home to who I already am. It is about learning to dance along the edge between what I know and all that is unknowable. … Learning how to be at ease in the shadows of uncertainty and trusting the path to reveal itself."

Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment (2013)

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"Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of the million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever."

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Death and Dying (1969)

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