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#1. It was one of the great pleasures of the age, to be safe and warm and dry - showered, deodorized, professionally clothed in espadrilles and a linen jacket, latte steaming up the radio display, taking in the world's troubles three minutes at a time. That was luxury. - Author: Jess Row
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#2. Country's friggin' dying, man, you have to triage the motherfucker. - Author: Jess Row
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#3. It's only when an American steps outside of their own culture that you see how integral it is. - Author: Jess Row
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#4. Prajna is insight into the world. And a lot of that insight has to do with karma and the way karma affects our lives. - Author: Jess Row
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#5. For me, there's a very clear parallel between the practice of insight in Buddhism and what's called prajna - the insight that arrives through meditation. - Author: Jess Row
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#6. I was raised with opera and very white-bread folk music like The Kingston Trio. That was about as daring as it got. So when I discovered hip-hop as a teenager, at first it made no sense to me at all. - Author: Jess Row
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#7. The gestures and the swagger and the attitude of black men is imitated everywhere in American culture, but people still find black men intolerable. - Author: Jess Row
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#8. The impact of black music and black art forms on American culture is really difficult to appreciate. - Author: Jess Row
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#9. Because of all the cosmetic services like skin whitening and hair bleaching, there is a lot that people can do to change their appearance without having actual surgery. It's quite common in Thailand and Korea and Japan. - Author: Jess Row
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#10. I had a lot of expectations placed on me because I was already having some success with my short stories. That was not a good situation to be in. That by itself took a long time to overcome. - Author: Jess Row
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#11. Narrative stories are nothing but models of karma and causality - how one thing leads to another. And a lot of narrative fiction is about causality that we don't immediately understand. - Author: Jess Row
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#12. Most Americans have a sense of what the blues is. But in Hong Kong, they have no sense of the blues. - Author: Jess Row
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#13. My parents didn't really restrict my movement, so I got involved in the underground music scene and the activism scene; I was doing some volunteering in food relief. I spent a lot of time throughout the city in poor areas, even though my family lived in a wealthy area. - Author: Jess Row
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#14. Hip-hop is mostly what I listen to, other than jazz. I've given up on pop music and indie rock. - Author: Jess Row
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#15. I never really had novel-writing instruction like people do in MFA programs. - Author: Jess Row
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#16. You think about every piece of idiomatic speech adopted by white men over the past ten or twenty years; virtually all of it comes from hip-hop. - Author: Jess Row
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#17. I had observed people whose identity crises around race seemed analogous to other people's identity crises around gender. - Author: Jess Row
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#18. If it had a name, he says, what would that change, exactly? Would it be more acceptable to you? Would it be a thing people do? Would it have a category unto itself? - Author: Jess Row
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#19. Not unlike gender reassignment surgery, someone determines that they are of a different race on the inside and they wish to surgically correct that. - Author: Jess Row
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#20. Black culture is very difficult to explain to people who don't have any direct contact with it. - Author: Jess Row
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#21. I was relatively isolated from people of color. My parents are too old to be Baby Boomers; they had me later in life. So we didn't listen to any black music at all in the house, not even Ben E. King. - Author: Jess Row
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#22. It was always a false assumption that white American writers cannot write novels about race unless they're approaching it from a very oblique angle. - Author: Jess Row
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#23. What I was pointing to was that, yeah, blackness is a fiction; whiteness is a fiction. When we live according to these categories, we're living within a fiction. Of course, it's a fiction with very real consequences. - Author: Jess Row
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#24. There is something very quiet and reserved and pessimistic about Obama's temperament that is deeply un-American. There are those people who claim, "Oh, he wasn't born here" - all that is nonsense. - Author: Jess Row
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#25. Though Marcus' essay extends over 13 pages of small text, at its core is a very simple premise: Contemporary American fiction has lost its innovative edge and its interest in language as art, and Jonathan Franzen is largely, if not exclusively, to blame. - Author: Jess Row
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#26. Only when you leave do you appreciate what binds American people and our cultural experience together. - Author: Jess Row
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#27. There's been a lot of talk about black men and the presence and absence of black men in positions of power in American culture. - Author: Jess Row
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#28. The politics of transgender identity are really complicated. And the debate over how much of gender is biological and how much of it is socially constructed is a very complex debate. - Author: Jess Row
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