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Death poem of Hyakka,
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In trying to escape the fatality of memory, he discovered with an immense sadness that pursuing the past inevitably only leads to greater loss.

— Richard Flanagan

And his life was now, he felt, one monumental unreality, in which everything that did not matter - professional ambitions, the private pursuit of status, the colour of wallpaper, the size of an office or the matter of a dedicated car parking space - was treated with the greatest significance, and everything that did matter - pleasure, joy, friendship, loved - was deemed somehow peripheral.

— Richard Flanagan

Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

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We're a migrant nation made up of people who've been torn out of other worlds, and you'd think we would have some compassion.

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History, like journalism, is ever a journey outwards, and you must report back what you find and no more.

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I am the happiest writing and being with the people I love.

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I grew up very strongly with this sense of time being circular: that it constantly returned upon itself.

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I was one of six kids; my grandmother lived with us. We had an aunt who used to have nerves, and all her kids would turn up and live with us.

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I hate the way my life has been inexplicably overwhelmed by questionnaires. Life is so much stranger and so much more beautiful than the lists that reduce it to an anorexic assembly of tics and obsessions.

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Evans understood that if Nakamura chose, it would be indiscriminately and their number would include the sickest-and perhaps most likely the sickest, because they were of least use to Nakamura-and that all of them would die. If, on the other hand, he, Dorrigo, chose, he could pick the fittest, the ones he thought had the best chance of living. And most would die anyway. That was his choice: to refuse to help the agent of death, or to be his servant.

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He felt the withering of something, the way risk was increasingly eliminated, replaced with a bland new world where the viewing of food preparation would be felt to be more than the reading of poetry; where excitement would come from paying for a soup made out of foraged grass. He had eaten soup made out of foraged grass in the camps; he preferred food.

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When forging money, I had always salved my conscience by concluding that I was merely extending the lie of commerce.

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Cacophony of typewriter keys being pounded and typewriter carriages returning, phones ringing, men yelling and coughing, electric fans here and there droning as they hacked the unbearable heat into intolerable hot tufts.

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Death poem of Hyakka,

— Richard Flanagan

All life is only allegory and the real story is not here ...

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I shall be a carrion monster, he whispered into the coral shell of her ear, an organ of women he found unspeakably moving in its soft, whorling vortex, and which always seemed to him an invitation to adventure. He very softly kissed her lobe.

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I am part of all that I have met.

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I think sometimes writers must attempt to communicate the incommunicable, because, whether they wish it or not, they're the ones to whom it falls.

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Love is the scent of a sleeping back, death a slight draft of bad breath.

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