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“When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.”

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source: “WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety,” by John F. Burns and Ravi Somaiya, The New York Times, October 23, 2010.

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“It is the speck that makes the cloud that wrecks the vessel, children, yet no one fears a speck.”

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source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 490.

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notes: letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, Dickinson's first cousins, early October 1871

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