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“Do we shrug, and walk away, humbled by the brutality of the body’s chemistry? Do we wag our fingers even harder at our kids, as if we can somehow scare their brains into being 2.0 brains? Considering how many times Houston confronted her own addiction in public, her end confirms that the pull of addiction can be stronger than the pull of dignity.”

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source: “Whitney Houston’s Invincible Voice,” New Yorker, February 11, 2012.

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“Kit Bramblett, the county attorney for Hudspeth County in West Texas, where Mr. Nelson was arrested on a marijuana possession charge last year, has said he will allow Mr. Nelson to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count if he pays a small fine—and performs ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’ in court.”

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source: “Willie Nelson May Be Able to Sing His Way Out of Pot Bust,” The New York Times, March 29, 2011.

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“I wish you knew me before I was like this.”

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source: “New York is Killing Me,” by Alex Wilkinson, The New Yorker, August 9, 2010, 26–32.

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