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Adam Johnson Quotes

Inside, Im assaulted by the evening propaganda broadcasts coming over the apartments hardwired loudspeaker. Theres one in every apartment and factory floor in Pyongyang
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[I]n communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes.

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The darkness inside your head is something your imagination fills with stories that have nothing to do with the real darkness around you.

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The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration.

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Nobody every taught you loyalty ...

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For an entire populace, change, growth, and spontaneity were dangerous. Acting upon a personal desire, whispering a hidden longing, revealing your true feelings - all the human actions we think of as essential to a character - had be censored by the self lest they be punished by the state.

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It's true. In America, you can reinvent yourself at any turn. And, you know, if things aren't going well for you in life, everyone says, change, become someone different.

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Inside, I'm assaulted by the evening propaganda broadcasts coming over the apartment's hardwired loudspeaker. There's one in every apartment and factory floor in Pyongyang

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Stories are factual ... If a man and his story are in conflict it is the man who must change ... In America it is the man who matters not the story.

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What was it about English speakers that allowed them to talk into transmitters as if the sky were a diary?

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Ga thought of how difficult it was to come to see the lies you told yourself, the ones that allowed you to function and move forward.

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Trauma narratives are hallmarked by fragmentation, broken chronology, changing perspectives, shifts in tone, and absented moments. I

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He had been the person who took. He'd been the one who was taken. And he'd been the one left behind. Next he would find out what it was like to be all three at once.

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In this way, you'll live forever.

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I had a vision of the afterlife of Homo sapiens: I saw a galactic ice sheet so vast and barren that, stumbling through the cold, you might only encounter another soul once in a lifetime. But this is eternity, a billion lifetimes, and though you walk endlessly alone, eventually you'll cross paths with everyone you lost touch with, every person who stood beside you in a grocery line, every distant uncle and forgotten friend, every human that's ever been. You walk and walk and fall and walk again, and when, at last, you near the warmth of another human heart, regardless of their race or language, age or appearance, you clutch them for all you're worth. The

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The things that make us human: freedom, art, choice, identity, expression, love. And

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Be the only one left. I'll bet I'm the

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