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“Sometimes it is good fortune to be abandoned. While we are looking after our losses, our selves may slip back inside.”

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source: “An Average Sadness,” in I Thought My Father Was God (New York: Henry Holt, 2001), 379.

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“I still believe that the mildest and most obscure of Americans can be rescued from oblivion by good luck, sudden changes in fortune, sudden encounters with heroes. I believe it because I lived it.”

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source: “Theodore C. Sorensen, 82, Kennedy Counselor, Dies,” by Tim Weiner, The New York Times, October 31, 2010.

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