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In this glare of brilliant emptiness, in this arid intensity of pure heat, in the heart of a weird solitude, great silence and grand desolution, all things recede to distrances out of reach, relecting light but impossible to touch, annihilating all thought and all that men have made to a spasm of whirling dust far out on the golden desert.
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Surely the most ignoble of attitudes is that which sometimes makes us capable of suggesting to others that they sacrifice themselves-for our ideals.
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Anywhere, anytime, I'd sacrifice the finest nuance for a laugh, the most elegant trope for a smile.
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Farting is such sweet sorrow.
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My notion of a great novel is something like a five-hundred-page shaggy-dog story, with only the punch line omitted.
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