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A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness. ― Susan Sontag

“A good book is an education of the heart.” ― Susan Sontag

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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino

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As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. ― Ernest Hemingway

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” ― Ernest Hemingway

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She flashed upon his life with an electric energy, shattering every day’s effort at work and leaving a kind of glimmering burning feeling all day and night around the edges of his heart. ― Niall Williams, Four Letters of Love

“She flashed upon his life with an electric energy…” ― Niall Williams

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Love is holy because it is like grace–the worthiness of its object is never really what matters. ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

“Love is holy because it is like grace–the worthiness of its object is never really what matters.” ― Marilynne Robinson

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You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason. ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“But you knew there would always be the spring…” ― Ernest Hemingway

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All language is but a poor translation. ― Franz Kafka

“All language is but a poor translation.” ― Franz Kafka

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“Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of love is not deluded. It sees what is best in the beloved even when what is best in the beloved finds it hard to emerge into the light.” ― J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

“Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love..” ― J.M. Coetzee

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Neither did she realise yet that grief is a kind of glue, too, that the essence of humanity is this empathy, and that we fall together in that moment of tenderest perception when we see and feel each other’s wounds and know another’s sorrow like a brother of our own. ― Niall Williams, As It Is in Heaven

“…we fall together in that moment of tenderest perception when we see & feel each other’s wounds & know another’s sorrow like a brother of our own.” ― Niall Williams

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If you think about a human face, it can be something you don’t want to look at, so sad or so hard or so kind. It can be something you want to hide, because it pretty well shows where you’ve been and what you can expect. And anybody at all can see it, but you can’t. It just floats out there in front of you. It might as well be your soul, for all you can do to protect it. ― Marilynne Robinson, Lila

“It just floats out there in front of you. It might as well be your soul, for all you can do to protect it.” ― Marilynne Robinson

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