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Hanya Yanagihara

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He will be someone who is defined, first and always, by what he is missing.
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He placed his hand on Willem's arm. 'Willem, don't cry.'

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The best part about Genealogy is searching for ancestors and finding friends
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ADULTHOOD:
IT CAN EASILY BE
missed, mishandled
or WORSE
mistaken FOR SOMETHING ROBERT WESLEY MILLER
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Searching outside of you is Samsara (the world). Searching within you leads to Nirvana.
AMIT RAY
Nicolas Cage is the best for taking the role of character Joker. He is pretty damn good at jokes!
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I certainly went to New York because I was searching. Most people who go to New York are searching.
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In searching for himself, he had come to understand that he was defined by selflessness
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I'm just a fucked-up lover
searching for someone who
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and nev...
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I understand and accept that for the people of Munich, only the treble will do.
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You understand it's part of their makeup,
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Everybody - the naive, the courtly - everyone is searching for who they are in the play.
DEAN GILMOUR
This is a fabulous part of world history that most people don't understand.
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