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    There are a lot of people in this country who really like my writing. And a lot of writers respect me. But the so-called establishment? They hate me.

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  2. 9

    I guess it could be said that the inspiration for 'Requiem for a Dream' is watching the American dream not only destroy so many lives in the U.S., but infect the rest of the world with its obsession with getting more, ignoring the deadly effect that has on the planet.

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  3. 8

    No matter how beautiful the outside may be, the inside still has feelings and needs that just words don't fulfill.

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  4. 7

    I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.

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  5. 6

    They luxuriated in the feeling of deep and all pervading satisfaction, a feeling of knowing absolutely that all was well with the world and them and that the world was not only their oyster it was also their linguine with clam sauce. Not only were all things possible, but all things were theirs.

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  6. 5

    Sometimes we have the absolute certainty there's something inside us that's so hideous and monstrous that if we ever search it out we won't be able to stand looking at it. But it's when we're willing to come face to face with that demon that we face the angel.

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  7. 4

    But to believe that getting stuff is the purpose and aim of life is madness.

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  8. 3

    There's a sorrow and pain in everyone's life, but every now and then there's a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.

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  9. 2

    He didnt know what was defeating him, but he sensed it was something he could not cope with, something that was far beyond his power to control or even at this point in time comprehend.

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  10. 1

    Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done.

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  11. Last Update: 16 January 2022

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