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"Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?"

"Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be."

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."

"Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it."

"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it."

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."

"Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors."

"I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to."

"People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools."

"No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow."

"Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for."

"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful."

"Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me."

"It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's "mature" critics often are."

"Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home."

"It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all."

"For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged."

"The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate."

"The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account."

"I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart."

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