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Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color * Quote from Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

“Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color. I imagine I’m wearing warm socks and sitting by a fire. I imagine someone’s given me a book to read, a story to take me away form the torture of my own mind. I want to be someone else somewhere else with something… Continue reading Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color * Quote from Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

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Margaret Atwood – Fallen Women Quote

it was about men, the kind who caused women to fall. I did not ascribe any intentions to these men. They were like the weather, they didn't have a mind. They merely drenched you or struck you like lightning and moved on, mindless as blizzards. Or they were like rocks, a line of sharp slippery… Continue reading Margaret Atwood – Fallen Women Quote

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Cloud Atlas Excerpt * On the power of men

“Power." What do we mean? 'The ability to determine another man's luck.' You men of science, building tycoons and opinion formers: my jet could take off from La Guardia, and before I touched down in BY you'd be a nobody. You Wall Street moguls, selected officials, judges, I might need more time to knock you… Continue reading Cloud Atlas Excerpt * On the power of men

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The importance of careers – or the lack of importance * By Amy Poehler (Yes Please)

Here’s the thing. Your career won’t take care of you. It won’t call you back or introduce you to its parents. Your career will openly flirt with other people while you are around. It will forget your birthday and wreck your car. Your career will blow you off if you call it too much. It’s… Continue reading The importance of careers – or the lack of importance * By Amy Poehler (Yes Please)

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Tips from Amy Poehler on How to be a good Mom and Wife

Make sure he’s grateful to be with you. Your boobs won’t be as big as mine but you will be happy about that as you get older. Always tell people when they do a good job. Always have a messy purse. Guilt works. You are the smartest and best. Monty Python is funny. Be nice… Continue reading Tips from Amy Poehler on How to be a good Mom and Wife

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The worst sex scene in 1Q84 – Extract from Haruki Murakami

Book 1 (1Q84 – Book 1 * Haruki Murakami) He was naked when he awoke, and so was Fuka-Eri. Completely and totally naked. Her breasts were perfect hemispheres. Her nipples were not overly large, and they were soft, still quietly groping for the maturity that was to come. Her breasts themselves were large, however, and… Continue reading The worst sex scene in 1Q84 – Extract from Haruki Murakami

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Mein Kampf * Hitler about the Parliament * Excerpt

I had always hated the parliament, yet not at all as an institution in itself. On the contrary, as a liberal thinking man I could not imagine any other possible form of government, for my attitude towards the House of Habsburg being what it was, I would have considered any kind of dictatorship a crime… Continue reading Mein Kampf * Hitler about the Parliament * Excerpt

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Your children are not your children. * Kahil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may… Continue reading Your children are not your children. * Kahil Gibran