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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future, the family of children who will fill it with noise or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My characters never die screaming in rage. They attempt to pull themselves back together and go on. And that's basically a conservative view of life.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“As soon as you bring up money, I notice, conversation gets sociological, then political, then moral.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Look at Me.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Oh, that sound? I'm in the hot tub, reading a novel.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Writing this book was incredibly fun because I soaked in the bathtub, laid around eating chocolate in bed, cooked dinner for my family and read novels the whole time.”

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