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  • The body of literature, with its limits and edges, exists outside some people and inside others. Only after the writer lets literature shape her can she perhaps shape literature.

  • It's interesting to note that a deadline was a real line prisoners were forced to stand on while they waited to be shot during the French Revolution. Some things haven't changed. We still feel the same way about dealing with deadlines.

  • There are those people who love their mothers, just so; and there are those who, out of whatever accident of temperament have to be in love with them.

  • Oh! what a luxury it is to weep, / And find in tears a sad relief!

  • ... these Christians today don't represent the Christianity I know. I want Jesus to come back and say, 'That's not what I meant!'

  • Motherhood, in the sense of an intense, reciprocal relationship with a particular child, or children, is one part of female process; it is not an identity for all time.

  • ... the casualties among us include not just those who are dying, or bleeding, or recovering from injury, but also the caretakers around the edges whose selves fall sacrificed to their charges.

  • Let no Body be afrighted, because so many things are to be learnt, when the learning of them will be so pleasant; how profitable I need not tell you.

    • Bathsua Makin,
    • An Essay to Revive the Antient [sic] Education of Gentlewomen
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