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Quote Left I wrung from the darkness—that the darkness flung me— Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing,... Quote Right
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Quote Left One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. Quote Right
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Quote Left We died like aunts of pets or foreigners. Quote Right
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Quote Left In bombers named for girls, we burned The cities we had learned about in school—... Quote Right
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Quote Left It is like any other work of art. It is and never can be changed. Behind everything there is always The unknown unwanted life. Quote Right
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Quote Left It was not dying: everybody died. Quote Right
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Quote Left But really no one is exceptional, No one has anything, I'm anybody,... Quote Right
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Quote Left The blind date that has stood you up: your life. Quote Right
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Quote Left But be, as you have been, my happiness... Quote Right
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Quote Left A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. Quote Right
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Quote Left The head withdraws into its hatch (a boy's), The engines rise to their blind laboring roar,... Quote Right
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Quote Left They said, "Here are the maps"; we burned the cities. It was not dying—no, not ever dying;... Quote Right
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