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Записи с темой: with serpents for arms the lovers are the hydra of the tale (список заголовков)
20:23 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
20:22 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Art is a discipline that is practiced with passion and science is a passion that is practiced with discipline.

— Dr. Keith Black

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14:27 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Maybe there’s something to be said for the rawness and emptiness of it all. The light of long ago is different from the light of today and yet here, in this house, I’m reminded of the past at every turn. But when I think of you, it’s as if you’ve gone away to sea on a ship—out in a foreign brightness where there are no paths, only stars and sky.

— Donna Tartt, from The Goldfinch

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01:07 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.

— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

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12:21 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
Of course we can pull it off. There’s nothing we can’t do if we work hard, never sleep, and shirk all other responsibilities in our lives.

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12:51 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
16:03 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
He [Nabokov] also reminds us of the main reason it is so hard [for us to notice that other people are suffering]: we all spend a lot of time inventing people rather that noticing them, reshaping real people into characters in stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, stories about how beautiful and rare we are.

— Richard Rorty, Introduction to Nabokov’s “Pale Fire”

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19:37 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
18:52 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
12:26 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I.

— Sylvia Plath

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09:35 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
PERSEPHONE: I cannot give you the world above, I cannot light up the shadows.
I don’t want to be the only receptacle of life in the midst of death.
I am rotting like the others, you know.

— Pauline Albanese, The Closed Doors

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10:16 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
You will see her next (if the censor does not find what follows offensive to piety) kneeling in the honey-colored haze of a crowded Russian church, lustily sobbing side by side with the wife or widow (she knew exactly which) of the general whose kidnapping had been so nicely arranged by her husband and so deftly performed by those big, efficient, anonymous men that the boss had sent down to Paris.

— Vladimir Nabokov, “The Assistant Producer”

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14:42 

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.
Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons.
I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”
And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence.
Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old.
And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

— Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man

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10:16 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want women to look stronger…
I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect.
I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband.
I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.

— Alexander McQueen

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14:10 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
When a person tells you you hurt them, you don’t get to decide you didn’t.

— Louis C.K.

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15:16 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.

— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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08:51 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
12:47 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
08:45 

the anti-heroine of an era of bathtub gin, organized crime, and jazz, clouded in the smoke of fired guns and cigarettes.
aut viam inveniam aut faciam.
i will either find a way, or i will make one

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