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“We walked between the rows of sewing machines, cutting tables, defunct steam pressers. There is nothing more quiet than a still factory.”

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source: Beautiful Losers (New York: Vintage, 1993), 42.

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“The library was quiet. It was busy but it was quiet and I thought it must be like this in a monastery where you had company and sympathy but your thoughts were your own. I looked up at the enormous stained-glass window and the beautiful oak staircase. I loved that building.”

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source: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (New York: Grove Press, 2011), 127.

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