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“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”

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source: “Of the Education of Children,” in The Works of Michael de Montaigne (Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Moore, 1849), 86.

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“The way you get to know yourself is by the expressions on other people’s faces, because that’s the only thing that you can see, unless you carry a mirror about.”

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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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“Therapy, you might say, became a kind of release valve for my life; it gave me a place to say the things I could say nowhere else, express the feelings that would be laughed at or frowned upon in the outside world — and in so doing helped to alleviate the insistent pressure of my darker thoughts.”

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source: “My Life in Therapy,” The New York Times, August 4, 2010.

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