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Comprehensive information about Ai including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Florence Anthony (October 21, 1947 – March 20, 2010) was an American poet and educator who legally changed her name to Ai Ogawa (Japanese : Literally: "Love Stream" ). She won the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry for Vice: New and Selected Poems. This educational Ai resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Have you been able to think out and manage your own life? You have done the greatest task of all.... All other things, ruling, hoarding, build... Quote Right
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Quote Left The blind conviction that we have to do something about other people's reproductive behavior, and that we may have to do it whether they like it or not, derives from the assumption that the world belongs to us, who have so expertly depleted its resources, rather than to them, who have not. Quote Right
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Quote Left For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed. Quote Right
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Quote Left The body which is burdened with meat is afflicted with diseases. A moderate way of living makes the body healthier and stronger and cuts off the root of evil. The stream of meat darkens the light of the spirit. One can hardly have virtue if one enjoys meat and feasts. Quote Right
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Quote Left I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial. Quote Right
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