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Robin Williams

I brought them up here to illustrate the point of conformity: the difficulty in maintaining your own beliefs in the face of others. Now, those of you — I see the look in your eyes like, ‘I would’ve walked differently.’ Well, ask yourselves why you were clapping. Now, we all have a great need for… Continue reading Robin Williams

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Frank Stanford

I strike out at twilight and get back by dawn […] I’m nothing but a rope of smoke tied around the stars —  Frank Stanford, from “Desperate Song of One Who Has Gotten Rid of Some of Himself,” What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford (Copper Canyon Press, 2015)

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Katherine Mansfield

The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind. ― Katherine Mansfield, from “Cultivated Minds,” Journal Of… Continue reading Katherine Mansfield

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