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Jean-Paul Sartre

You know, it’s quite a job starting to love somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment, in the very beginning, when you have to jump across a precipice: if you think about it you don’t do it. — Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea. (New Directions Publishing Corporation January 1, 1975) Originally published… Continue reading Jean-Paul Sartre

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Andrea Gibson

I am not looking for roses. I want to break like a fever. I want to break like the Berlin Wall. I want to break like the clouds so we can see every fearless star, how they never speak guardrail, how they only say fall. —Andrea Gibson, from “Pole Dancer,” Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns.… Continue reading Andrea Gibson

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