#zadie Smith

Yes, sometimes it’s the strangers that sustain you.

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Great care was taken at all times to protect me from reality. They’d met people like me before. They knew how little reality

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My children know the truth about me but still tolerate me, so far.

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Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

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In France philosophy seems to come before technology; here in the Anglo-American world we race ahead with technology and

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I want to linger on the word “frame.” What turns a walk into a strut is precisely a frame, even if the frame is only a

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Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

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She hopes for nothing except fine weather and a resolution. She wants to end properly, like a good sentence.

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Then he gave her a kiss on the forehead that felt like a baptism and she wept like a baby.

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The thing I feared was no longer my parents’ authority over me but that they might haul out into the open their own

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War transforms its participants. What was once necessary appears inessential; what was taken for granted, unappreciated

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Disgust and passion are intertwined. Our antipathies are simultaneously a record of our desires, our sublimated wishes,

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Sometimes you get a flash of what you look like to other people.

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There was something wonderful about being near her, she cut every situation to her own dimension, believed she could

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Without the balancing setting of everyday life all you have is the news, and news by its nature is generally bad.

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Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

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I think Seneca is right: life feels longer the more you engage with it.

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Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

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An emotional overcoming, disconcertingly distant from happiness, more like joy — if joy is the recognition of an

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When money’s scarce life is a daily emergency, everything is freighted with potential loss, you feel even the smallest

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Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

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Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.

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This is a rerun. We have been here before. This is like watching TV in Bombay or Kingston or Dhaka, watching the same

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You can feel bad… I mean, that’s not illegal.

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