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"It is trifling to believe in what you do or in what others do. You should avoid simulacra and even “realities”; you should take up a position external to everything and everyone, drive off or grind down your appetites, live, according to a Hindu adage, with as few desires as a “solitary elephant.”"

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Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
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"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."

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"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back."

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"Life’s an awfully lonesome affair."

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— Denis Johnson
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"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."