Mannequin - 1952
in the history of sound, nobody has ever said a girl’s name that way before.
The beginning of the end can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it.
Heaven, Kiwi thought, would be the reading room of a great library. But it would be private. Cozy. You wouldn’t have to worry about some squeaky-shoed librarian turning the lights off on you or gauging your literacy by reading the names on your book spines, and there wouldn’t be a single other patron. The whole place would hum with a library’s peace, filtering softly over you like white bars of light…
I had to explain to him Mom’s death, which was always hard to do. It felt like killing her again.
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I read anything I saw lying around. Pulp fiction, great literature and everything in between - I gave them all the same rough treatment.
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Writers owed their readers a duty of care, of mercy
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By degrees, he joins that sorry legion of passive men who abandon their children in order to placate their second wives.
I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
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