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[On suicide:] Its the only cause of death that can be used as a noun to describe the dead person. If you die of cancer you are not called a cancer. If someone else shoots you, you are not referred to as a murder. But if you shoot yourself, you are labeled as a suicide. Your death becomes your definition.
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And while some healing does happen, it isn't a healing of redemption or epiphany. It's more like the slow absorption of a bruise.

— Joan Wickersham

Time and judgment collaborate to produce farce, and farce in turn contains much truth; major characters upon the stage may turn out to be lackeys in disguise, while the figures we have overlooked in the midst of the frenetic action unmask and reveal themselves as divinities. (160)

— Joan Wickersham

A love story - your own, or anyone else's - is interior, hidden. It can never be accurately reported, only imagined. It is all dreams and invention. It's guesswork.

— Joan Wickersham

There is also something deeply lovely about uncertainty: the possibility of optimism.

— Joan Wickersham

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