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Lucy Freeman

"... often when I thought I joked, I told the truth, afraid to speak it except in jest."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Fear's ally is hate."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Suicide is part murder, revenge on those who hurt you, just as murder is part suicide, for a murderer knows he risks losing his life ... "

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Anxiety was comfortable to me because it was familiar. If none existed, unconsciously I stirred it up to destroy the unfamiliarity of calm."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Understanding why is never enough."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Flippancy may be a lance tilted in the face of fear."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Life for the unhappy is an endless search for 'the good parent,' one who will truly love him instead of making him afraid ... "

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"... each generation devises better ways to survive. Civilization may, in one sense, be a tribute to the ingeniousness of some children in outwitting parents."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"When one must sit with the snobs, one belongs with the frightened."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"Usually the things you dislike in a person are his defenses against fear."

Lucy Freeman, Fight Against Fears (1951)

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"The outer prisons are made by the community to contain those who have dared break its laws. The inner prisons each man makes for himself because of what he feels are his transgressions."

Lucy Freeman, Before I Kill More (1955)

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"Murder is the apex of megalomania, the ultimate in control."

Lucy Freeman, Before I Kill More (1955)

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"The devil-ache of loneliness seldom deserts the bones of the angry. "

Lucy Freeman, Before I Kill More (1955)

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"Reason finds it difficult to take root in the arid soil of wrath."

Lucy Freeman, Before I Kill More (1955)

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"... the unnatural ways we substitute for the natural prove not enough and soon there must be more and more unnaturalness, more and more violence."

Lucy Freeman, Before I Kill More (1955)

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" Doesn't she know nothing fucks up good fucking like booze and anger?"

Lucy Freeman, The Dream (1971)

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Lucy Freeman, U.S. journalist
(1916 - 2004)

Full name: Lucy Greenbaum Freeman.