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“All schoolchildren are hostages to red tape and fiscal insufficiency.”
“They are the kind of people who are embarrassed by money, a dead middle-class giveaway. Poor people are not embarrassed by money and are contemptuous of those who are.”
“The pity of living only once is that there is no way, ever, to be sure which sorrows are inevitable.”
“Politics, she had learned at a very early age, was the art of separating the events you could make something out of from those that simply happened and went on happening.”
“[On book promotion:] The reward for writing well appears to be not to be able to do it for a long time.”
“Many of us write because we are readers and have grown up in a long tradition, and we want to be able to add to that extraordinary flow of interpretations of the world.”
Rosellen Brown, U.S. writer, educator