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    The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.

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  2. 9

    What do you mean, blindly? That baby is a very sentient creature… That baby sees the world with a completeness that you and I will never know again. His doors of perception have not yet been closed. He still experiences the moment he lives in.

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  3. 8

    Dear Mother, I meant to write you before this and I hope you haven't been worried.... I have met some Beautiful People and...

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  4. 7

    It's not just that reporting gives you a bigger slice of life, gives - lends verisimilitude to what you are doing - it's that it feeds the imagination.

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  5. 6

    If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.

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  6. 5

    The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That's not true with non-fiction.

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  7. 4

    I still believe nonfiction is the most important literature to come out of the second half of the 20th century.

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  8. 3

    Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.

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    The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.

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    A cult is a religion with no political power.

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