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Rabih Alameddine Quotes

A soccer game is a Wagner opera. The narrative sets up, the tension builds, the music ebbs and flows, the strings, the horns, more tension, and suddenly a moment of pure bliss, trumpet-tongued Gabriel sings, and gods descend from Olympus to dance - this peak of ecstasy.
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Memory chooses to preserve what desire cannot hope to sustain.

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Me? I was lost for long time. I didn't make any friends for few years. You can say I made friends with two trees, two big trees in the middle of the school [ ... ]. I spent all my free time up in those trees. Everyone called me Tree Boy for the longest time. [ ... ]. I preferred trees to people. After that I preferred pigeons, but it was trees first.

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I always assumed that everyone knew no country would ever be awarded a World Cup without pricey gifts exchanging hands under the tables.

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I have to admit, I'm not patriotic. It has partly to do with principle, but it is also a phobia/neurosis.

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I oscillate between being cynical and being naive on a regular basis. I always think that not much shocks me until something much too obvious does.

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I read Shakespeare when I was 14 because it's what we were taught.

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What is the purpose of a city if not to grant the greatest of gifts, anonymity?

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We are all children when we sleep.

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In Beirut, death's unremitting light shines bright for all to see, brighter than the Mediterranean sun, brighter than the night's Russian missiles, brighter than a baby's smile.

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Memory, memoir, autobiography - lies, lies, all lies.

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I'm a failed narcissist.

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In 1982, Algeria made their first appearance at the World Cup. I believe it was the first Arab country to do so.

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