Tears of Joy

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His belief lasted only so long before he would need to hear her affirmation again. There was something in him, lighter than ego but darker than insecurity, that needed constant buffing, polishing, waxing.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, page 257
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I’m worried I will leave grad school and no longer be able to speak English…Sometimes I feel that they live in a parallel universe of academia speaking academese instead of English and they don’t really know what’s happening in the world.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, page 219
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She did not know if this had happened, or had merely become true from being told over and over again

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, page 64
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Nonfiction is a reaction art form. Fiction is a creative art form. But the writing experience is the same (it’s just that fiction is way harder).

Chuck Klosterman AMA
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That’s what it’s like with the Beatles. Everything was fucking significant, you know? Which is okay, but when you were a part of the reality, it just wasn’t like that. It was much more normal.

Paul McCartney in Rolling Stone 
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