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It was like discovering that your innermost fires and terrors, the things you believed no one else could fathom, were in fact the basis of a recognized philosophy. Some part of you felt intimately invaded, threatened; some other part fell to its knees and sobbed in gratitude that it was no longer alone.


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Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because i...
JAY-Z
One of the reasons inequality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That&#...
JAY-Z
It was a weird mix of emotions. One day, your best friend could be killed. The day before, you could...
JAY-Z
Hip-hop gave a generation a common ground that didn't require either race to lose anything; everyone...
JAY-Z
A poet's mission is to make words do more work than they normally do, to make them work on more than...
JAY-Z
Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it's very hard to teach racism to a teenag...
JAY-Z
I am against discrimination of any kind, but if I make snap judgments, no matter who it's toward...
JAY-Z
I think the problem with people, as they start to mature, they say, 'Rap is a young man's ga...
JAY-Z
May the best of your today, be the worst of your tommorrow.
JAY Z
Companies that pretend to care about music and really care about other things - whether it be hardwa...
JAY-Z
No matter where you go, you are what you are playa
JAY-Z
Hip-hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don't think it's given the proper credi...
JAY-Z
I listen to everything - from Sarah McLachlan and Alanis Morissette all the way down to rap like Sca...
JAY-Z
He slid her a skeptical look. “What is that?”
She almost laughed at the suspicion in his fa...
Z. ROCKWARD
Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good ti...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
I think of myself as a plain human being who happens to be an American.
LAURA Z. HOBSON
One of the best parts of being a writer means that researching all kinds of cool stuff actually coun...
GAIL Z. MARTIN
I like the classic look. Keep it simple. There's only so much you can wear.
C. Z. GUEST
Anger is one way to respond to fear. I say one way because responses are categorically multiple.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Losing the possibility of something is the exact same thing as losing hope and without hope nothing ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Here then at long last is my darkness. No cry of light, no glimmer, not even the faintest shard of h...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Love of love written by the broken hearted, love of life written by the dead.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
I took my morning walk, I took my evening walk, I ate something, I thought about something, I wrote,...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
The 'teenager' seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy...
EDGAR Z. FRIEDENBERG
You can power the entire U.S. vehicle fleet with 73,000 to 145,000 five-megawatt wind turbines. That...
MARK Z. JACOBSON
In the end Navidson is left with one page and one match. For a long time he waits in darkness and co...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Explanation is not half as strong as experience but experience is not half as strong as experience a...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.
EDGAR Z. FRIEDENBERG
Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling g...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
What I don't understand is these people who go on the street wearing riding clothes, and they ha...
C. Z. GUEST
I grew up in an agnostic broad-minded family.
LAURA Z. HOBSON
By now you've probably noticed that except when safely contained by quotes, Zampanò always steers c...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
And where there is no Echo there is no description of space or love. There is only silence.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Prometheus, thief of light, giver of light, bound by the gods, must have been a book.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Why did god create a dual universe?
So he might say
‘Be not like me. I am alone.'
A...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Scars are the paler pain of survival received unwillingly and displayed in the language of injury.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
We all create stories to protect ourselves.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
It may be the wrong decision, but fuck it, it's mine.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
the seriousness of emotional deprivation:

It is not difficult to understand how children ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Her smile, I'm sure, burnt Rome to the ground.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Two kisses in one kiss was all it took, a comfort, a warmth, perhaps temporary, perhaps false, but r...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Physics depends on a universe infinitely centred on an equals sign.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
People frequently comment on the emptiness in one night stands, but emptiness here has always been j...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Much of the story we have told falls outside the boundaries of modern academic disciplines and their...
JERRY Z. MULLER
The way the snowflakes float like tiny feathers—there’s an elegance to it. I could watch for hou...
ALEX Z. MOORES
Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
EDGAR Z. FRIEDENBERG
I've always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.
C. Z. GUEST
I still get nightmares. In fact, I get them so often I should be used to them by now. I'm not. No on...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
This much I'm certain of: it doesn't happen immediately. You'll finish [the book] and that will be t...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
You'll be sick or feeling troubled or deeply in love or quietly uncertain or even content for the fi...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
The short story is like an old friend who calls whenever he is in town. We are happy to hear from it...
R. Z. SHEPPARD