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When he got a story urge, there was nothing to do but grab a pen and write. Otherwise it was too much like getting a hard-on and not jerking off.
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Better to burn than to rot.

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Why not simply surrender to one's doom, since one was so clearly, so spectacularly, doomed?

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Then it comes to him-how you can't return to a place you've never been to, can't recapture what you never had. The chances you miss stay missed forever.

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This whole fucking country's got it great and doesn't even know it. Why? Because the price for having it so great gets paid somewhere else, by somebody else, where you don't have to see it. Out of sight, out of mind. That's the fucking key to the whole shit system. Stay blind, stay deaf.

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You're the enemy. You're the one who's going to defeat yourself.

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Education teaches children to lose interest in what matters most to them.

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If it was to be a time of momentous changes, then why not allow oneself to be swept along?

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The universe loves irony even more than it loves futility.

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Absolutely, love matters," she reiterated. "We forget that at our own risk.

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And Chris remembers: what they used to talk about was desire. Impossible, longing dreams. Delirious, aching confusion. That was the vital element they lived off ... because it was the one thing that mattered. Not things, or achievements, or politics, or fracking or anything else: just sweet naked blameless unending desire.

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Louis had learned to be suspicious of the word educational. It covered, after all, a multitude of sins.

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There was no denying it. Boys grabbed him. Their loveliness tore him apart. The world was a wonder after all.

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What did beauty matter, anyway?

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He had had an inkling, even then, that only by losing himself, the well-behaved Connecticut boy he'd always been, might he ever hope to find his other, truer self.

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Still, for all that, her life had lacked passion. The demons had never come for her.

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Dresden, which I am told presents no military or industrial targets whatsoever for the RAF.

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Romance always involved a bit of deceit.

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When you get right down to it, we don't ever want to know one another too well. We want there to be that mystery. Where there's mystery, there's hope.

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