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Записи с темой: with serpents for arms the lovers are the hydra of the tale (список заголовков)
22:18 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
21:52 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
I hunger to commit the act of touch.

— Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

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21:52 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Let no one think of me as humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.

— Euripides, from Medea and Other Plays; “Medea” tr. by Philip Vellacott

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21:52 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
I think a lot about the women who created work that defined American literature and then had that work credited to the men they loved. Anais Nin wrote and rewrote whole sections of Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. Scott Fitzgerald cannibalized Zelda’s life and writing for his own books. We have an obligation to create and tell our stories to vindicate the women who were cast as the muse when they should have been the creator. We can’t just be the wife of the artist, we have to be the artist

— Clementine von Radics, interviewed for Maudlin House

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22:00 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
My life is spent in a perpetual alternation between two rhythms, the rhythm of attracting people for fear that I may be lonely, and the rhythm of trying to get rid of them because I know that I am bored.

— C. E. M. Joad

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11:28 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

— Leonardo da Vinci

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11:28 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river.

— Marina Tsvetaeva, from A Captive Spirit: Selected Prose (Ardis, 1980)

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17:52 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

— Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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11:14 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

— Nora Ephron

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13:28 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
In itself, religion has nothing to do with morality.

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power

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13:28 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Henry and Francis were further out: Francis talking, gesticulating wildly in his white robe and Henry with his hands clasped behind his back, Satan listening patiently to the rantings of some desert prophet.

— The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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12:16 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Van Gogh cut off his ear gave it to a prostitute who flung it away in extreme disgust.
Van, whores don’t want ears they want money. I guess that’s why you were such a great painter: you didn’t understand anything else.

— Charles Bukowski

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12:16 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
11:30 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
11:28 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Archaeologists have not yet discovered any stage of human existence without art. Even in the half-light before the dawn of humanity we received this gift from Hands we did not manage to discern. Nor have we managed to ask: Why was this gift given to us and what are we to do with it? And all those prophets who are predicting that art is disintegrating, that it has used up all its forms, that it is dying, are mistaken. We are the ones who shall die. And art will remain. The question is whether before we perish we shall understand all its aspects and all its ends.

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Beauty Will Save the World

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17:42 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
17:42 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.

— Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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13:44 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Your worst sin is that you have destroyed and betrayed yourself for nothing.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

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21:52 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
14:47 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
It is to books that I owe everything that is good in me. Even in my youth, I realised that art is more generous than people are. I am a book-lover, each one of them seems a miracle to me, and the author a magician.

— Maxim Gorky, in a preface to Histoire générale des littératures étrangères, by P. Mortier.

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