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“She had always been beautiful in his eyes, and admirable, too.


He had worshipped her,

in some ways,

for her courage in adversity,

for her resistance to the ways of his own world.


But that had been bravery under siege and now,

it seemed, she single-handedly gave siege to the same society which,

a few months before,

had threatened to engulf and destroy her identity.


There was a determination in her bearing,

a lightness,

an air of confidence,

that proclaimed to everyone what he had always sensed in her

– and he was proud that his world should see her as the woman he knew,

in full command of herself and her situation.”

[ Michael MoorcockThe Dancers At The End Of TimeThe End Of All Songs ]

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“All good books are alike

in that they are truer than if they had really happened

and after you are finished reading one

you will feel that all that happened to you

and afterwards it all belongs to you:

the good and the bad,

the ecstasy,

the remorse and sorrow,

the people and the places

and how the weather was.

If you can get so that you can give that to people,

then you are a writer.”

[ Ernest Hemingway ]

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“‘We’ve got to have rules and obey them.

After all, we’re not savages.

We’re English, and the English are best at everything.'”

[ William GoldingLord of the Flies ]