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Quote Left The ages of seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armour themselves against wonder. Quote Right
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Quote Left The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Quote Right
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Quote Left I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. Quote Right
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Quote Left Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered. Quote Right
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Quote Left To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself. Quote Right
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Quote Left Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region. Quote Right
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Quote Left Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Quote Right
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Quote Left I have nothing against the Queen of England. Even in my heart I never resented her for not being Jackie Kennedy. She is, to my mind, a very gallant lady, victimized by whoever it is who designs the tops of her uniforms. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face. Quote Right
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