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#1. A book does not discriminate against any reader. All are welcome at the table of literature. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#2. Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#3. Independence didn't have to be exile. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#4. It's like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I'm stitching the scraps back together. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#5. Marjorie Agosin proves the power of the word to transport us to the center of her humane and human vision. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#6. There is no end to what can be said about the world - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#7. How we lie to ourselves when we've fallen in love with the wrong man. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#8. But the sensibility of the writer, whether fiction or poetry, comes from paying attention. I tell my students that writing doesn't begin when you sit down to write. It's a way of being in the world, and the essence of it is paying attention. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#9. Reading and thoughtfulness and openness are the best way, I should think, to begin to address the richness that is in each of us. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#10. The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#11. The elasticity of imagination and compassion is what writing and reading promote. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#12. It's always gratifying to hear from a passionate reader, and as a longtime educator, I'm especially pleased and heartened when that reader is a young student who is inspired to write me and let me know that my book has helped him or her find her way. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#13. I grew up in a dictatorship, where you couldn't talk about difficult situations - there was this culture of silence. We would run into a problem and have no one to talk to. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#14. Depression is always in the details. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#15. When we read, even if the characters are tragic or sad or disturbing, these are our brothers and sisters in the human family. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#16. I think it is important to know how to teach new material to help young people grow and learn. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#17. A novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#18. Schools provide safe spaces to talk about controversial issues, and literature presents characters portraying human experience in all its richness and contradictoriness. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#19. Terrence, the Roman slave who freed himself with his writings, once observed, "I am a human being. Nothing human is alien to me." That could be the motto of literature! - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#20. It doesn't make any sense. If the SIM are policemen, secret or not, shouldn't we trust them instead of being afraid of them? - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#21. Every writer can tell you that a book is only truly alive when it finds passionate readers who bring it alive in their imaginations. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#22. Literature is about being a complex, contradictory human being. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#23. Don't plan it all. Let life surprise you a little. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#24. I write to find out what I am thinking.
I write to find out who I am.
I write to understand things. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#25. Each of us will have to make the choices that allow us to be the largest versions of ourselves. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#26. I admit that for me love goes deeper than the struggle, or maybe what I mean is, love is the deeper struggle. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#27. Reading is a way to take in the difficult situations and understand them. The whole point of reading a book in class is to have discussion about what these situations are like. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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