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The Daily Mail cant say asylum-seeker without saying foreign criminal in the same sentence. Im sure its practically editorial policy.
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On the girl's brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and the moons on your dress? I thought that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.

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I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself.

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Andrew had a gift for deepening the incision he began.

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What's he like?" "Thoughtful. Interesting. Compassionate." "These are English words for ugly.

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[Sarah has had the middle finger of her left hand amputated] and she says that when she types:
I can't rely on E,D, and C anymore. They go missing when I need them most. Pleased becomes please. Ecstasies becomes stasis.

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But that is the way with killers, I suppose. What is the end of all innocence for you is just another Tuesday morning for them, and they walk off back to their planet of death giving no more thought to the world of the living that we would give to any other tourist destination: a place to be briefly visited and returned from with souvenirs and a haunting sensation that we could have paid less for them.

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Come to Me and we will blow the world back together WITH INCREDIBLE NOISE AND FURY.

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It is good to live like this. Once you are ready to die, you do not suffer so badly from the horror.

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I am a woman built on the wreckage of herself, Narrator

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You don't know anything,' she said. 'If you knew one thing about this life you would not think it was so funny.'
Yvette put her hands on her hips. She shook her head slowly. 'Darlin,' she said. 'Life did take its gift back from yu and me in de diffren order, dat's all. Truth to tell, funny is all me got lef wid. An yu, darlin, all yu got lef is paperwork.

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If one kept the great yellow mounds of smashed brick in the corner of one's eye, then the mind understood them as the contours of nature and forgot its trick of making one unhappy.

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Perhaps life just turned a person who tried harder into a person who felt they must write it on someone else's report.

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What is the good of influence if one can only use it on strangers?

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I was hoping my life might make more sense from a great height.

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And thus love makes fools of us all.

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