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The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important.

If you're afraid to die, you will not be able to live.

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
The Fire Next Time

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