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"Every being cries out in silence to be read differently. Do not be indifferent to these cries."

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace (1947)

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"In our family we have always had, and still have, this understanding: the problem of each member of the family is everybody’s problem."

Raisa Gorbachev, I Hope: Reminiscences and Reflections (1991)

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"This is an exciting time for the written word: it is adapting to the ascendant medium, which happens to be the most immediate, universal and democratic written medium that has ever existed."

Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (2003)

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"What you don’t do can be a destructive force."

Eleanor Roosevelt, Tomorrow Is Now (1963)

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"[On Athens:] We think and feel differently because of what a little Greek town did during a century or two, twenty-four hundred years ago."

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way (1930)

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"What’s the difference between a classical guitar and a pizza? A pizza can feed a family of four."

Faye Kellerman, Hangman (2010)

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"Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens."

Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937)

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"Readers soon tire of prefaces, and skip them, and so the labor of writing them is lost."

Sarah Josepha Hale, Sketches of American Character (1829)

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