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Top 100 Quotes About Strangeness

#1. Vance has a genius in evoking the beauty of strangeness, the strangeness of beauty. - Author: Jack Vance
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#2. there is no beauty without some strangeness. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#3. My preference is for prose with more silence in it, language that contains more pockets of strangeness. - Author: Anthony Doerr
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#4. If instead of a figure you put the shadow only of a person, you have found an original starting point, that strangeness of which you have calculated. - Author: Paul Gauguin
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#5. All canonical writing possesses the quality of making you feel strangeness at home. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#6. She would take him to faraway lands to observe foreign ways, so he could get closer to the strangeness within himself. - Author: Fatema Mernissi
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#7. It is the business of the artist to uncover the strangeness of truth - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#8. The magic of childhood is the strangeness of childhood - the uniqueness that makes us see things that other people don't see. - Author: Maurice Sendak
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#9. Mostly I was just plain freaked. Not mentally tottering, I think a human mind that's moderately well-adjusted can absorb a lot of strangeness before it actually totters, but freaked, yes. - Author: Stephen King
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#10. To live is to travel, on a voyage more epic than the odysseys of myth - not from place to place, but through the poignant strangeness of time. - Author: T.L. Rese
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#11. And as for that strangeness in your gut, that comes from you, not the Lord. When you were a child you had worms. As likely as not you have them again. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#12. I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands ... something of a combination of familiarity and, for lack of a better word, strangeness. - Author: Alex North
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#13. I waited for him to pick up the thread again - and when he didn't, we sat there peacefully, while I sipped my cooling tea (Lapsang Souchong, smoky and peculiar) and felt the strangeness of my life, and where I was. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#14. There is much that is strange, but nothing that surpasses man in strangeness - Author: Sophocles
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#15. We will revel in hardships and welcome strangeness. - Author: Dan Simmons
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#16. One must picture everything in the world as an enigma, and live in the world as if in a vast museum of strangeness. - Author: Giorgio De Chirico
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#17. Maybe the job of the artist is to see through all of this strangeness to what really is, and that takes a lot of courage and a strong faith in the validity of the artistic vision even if there is not a conscious faith in God. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#18. I see many people who disguise themselves. I know some people who say, "I'm an artist, I'm very creative, I'm different from ordinary people." But I don't believe those people. I like to see the strangeness or weirdness in ordinary people or ordinary scenery or ordinary, everyday life. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#19. Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father's eyes. They were made of kindness, and silver. - Author: Markus Zusak
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#20. Of the risks a man has got to take! Now the risk was inevitable, I no longer saw it in the same cheerful light. The fact is that, insensibly, the absolute strangeness of everything, the sickly jarring and swaying of the machine, - Author: H.G.Wells
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#21. ...but a sense of strangeness will not leave me. I cannot feel at home among these things. There is my mother, there is my sister, there my case of butterflies, and there the mahogony piano, but I am not myself there. There is a distance, a veil between us. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#22. Almost any poem has to be read twice, first for strangeness, second for clarity. - Author: Peter J. Daniels
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#23. In a city, you can be alone in a crowd, and in fact what makes the city a city is that it lets you hide the strangeness in your mind inside its teeming multitudes. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#24. There's plenty of room for strangeness, mystery, originality, wildness, etc. in poems that also invite the reader into the human and alive center about which the poem circles. - Author: Thomas Lux
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#25. There is no exquisite beauty ... without some strangeness in the proportion. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#26. In Los Angeles, I feel connected to a hubbub of strangeness. And I enjoy that; I like strangeness. - Author: Robbie Williams
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#27. Strangeness which is the essence of beauty is the essence of truth, and the essence of the world. I have often felt that; when the ascent of a long hill brought me to the summit of an undiscovered height in London; and I looked down on a new land. - Author: Arthur Machen
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#28. All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art. - Author: Roman Payne
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#29. I haven't been recognized out in public or anything. The strangeness of celebrity has been relegated to Twitter, which is kind of manageable. - Author: Allison Tolman
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#30. It was true that the city could still throw shadows filled with mystifying figures from its past, whose grip on the present could be felt on certain strange days, when the streets were dark with rain and harmful ideas. - Author: Christopher Fowler
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#31. As a kid, I loved 'Godot' because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it's much more resonant. - Author: Nathan Lane
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#32. This is the paradoxical responsibility of the reader: to replenish the strangeness of the novel by making connections with the familiar. - Author: Norma Field
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#33. Age in itself gives substance - what has lasted becomes a thing worth keeping. An older poem's increasing strangeness of language is part of its beauty, in the same way that the cracks and darkening of an old painting become part of its luminosity in the viewer's mind. - Author: Jane Hirshfield
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#34. Each family functions in their own way, by rules reinvented daily. The strangeness of each of us is somehow accommodated so that there can be such a thing as family and we can all live for some time at least in the same house. Normal is what you know. - Author: Niall Williams
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#35. I suppose that few people ever forget the first sight of a palm-tree of any species. I vividly remember seeing one for the first time at Malaga, but the coco-palm groves of the Pacific have a strangeness and witchery of their own. - Author: Isabella Bird
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#36. My work reflects a relationship to the built world that shifts between control and randomness, strangeness and beauty, comfort and fear. - Author: David Allee
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#37. Everyone has a bizarre childhood and unusual life experiences, whether they know it or not. There's no such thing as a normal childhood. What's useful in writing weird fiction is learning how to understand and articulate those moments of personal, particular strangeness. - Author: Kelly Link
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#38. I had melancholy thoughts...
a strangeness in my mind,
A feeling that I was not for that hour,
Nor for that place. - Author: William Wordsworth
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#39. Now I find my good men
Are gathered in the night
To wait in silence, not to sleep
And the glorious word of liberty
They whisper and murmur
Till in unaccustomed strangeness
On the steps of our temper
Once again in delight they cry
Freedom! Freedom! - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#40. She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it. - Author: Meg Wolitzer
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#41. It is strange people should be so greedy when they are alone in the world! - Author: Emily Bronte
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#42. Oh, stop it, I tell myself. Stop looking for links and meaning and explanations. What did De Chirico say? The world is a museum of strangeness. - Author: Kirsty Eagar
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#43. Philosophy, if it cannot answer so many questions as we could wish, has at least the power of asking questions which increase the interest of the world, and show the strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface even in the commonest things of daily life. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#44. We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination. - Author: Richard Le Gallienne
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#45. There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. - Francis Bacon, Essays, Civil and Moral, Of Beauty - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#46. Walter Pater defined Romanticism as adding strangeness to beauty. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#47. They did not realize what a supreme effort of courage it required to make this young girl go out alone into the wide world, and face its vastness and its strangeness. - Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson
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#48. Sometimes we think of the nations lying asleep,
Curled blindly in impenetrable sorrow,
And then the thought confounds us with its strangeness. - Author: Edwin Muir
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#49. It is the very strangeness of nature that makes science engrossing. That ought to be at the center of science teaching. There are more than seven-times-seven types of ambiguity in science, awaiting analysis. The poetry of Wallace Stevens is crystal-clear alongside the genetic code. - Author: Lewis Thomas
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#50. Lewis Carroll and J. M. Barrie were very strange men, and such is the nature of the written word that their personal strangeness shines straight through all the layers of Disneyfication like X-rays through a wall. Probably - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#51. You are like a cloud
Glimpsed between the branches. In your eyes there shines
The strangeness of a sky that isn't yours. - Author: Cesare Pavese
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#52. (What makes his world so hard to see clearly is not its strangeness but its usualness).Familiarity can blind you too. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#53. Only in a crowded, diverse place like New York, surrounded by strangeness, do I come home to myself. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#54. There is no evidence that we've been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather interesting things. - Author: Jon Ronson
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#55. Without imagination of the one kind or of the other, mortal existence is indeed a dreary and prosaic business ... Illumined by the imagination, our life, whatever its defeats - is a never-ending unforeseen strangeness and adventure and mystery. - Author: Walter De La Mare
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#56. Familiar vs. Strange [10w]
The sexiest part of strangeness is its most familiar quality. - Author: Beryl Dov
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#57. The strangeness that made everything sparkle came from me. Worlds rose out of my bottomless perplexity - Author: Cesar Aira
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#58. I am very pleased you like my stories. They are studies in prose, put for Romance's sake into fanciful form: meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find simplicity in a subtle strangeness. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#59. Although many, we might even say most, strangers in this world become easily the victim of a fearful hostility, it is possible for men and women and obligatory for Christians to offer an open and hospitable space where strangers can cast off their strangeness and become our fellow human beings. - Author: Henri Nouwen
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#60. A certain strangeness, something of the blossoming of the aloe, is indeed an element in all true works of art: that they shall excite or surprise us is indispensable. - Author: Walter Pater
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#61. I'm most interested in finding the strangeness and irony in reality. That's my forte. - Author: Mary Ellen Mark
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#62. The thrush called strangeness into the sunset. - Author: Georg Trakl
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#63. Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Author: Gloria E. Anzaldua
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#64. If there's one thing I have learned it's that if you carry on as though nothing strange is happening, it usually stops being strange - Author: Sarah-Kate Lynch
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#65. The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself. - Author: William Least Heat-Moon
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#66. Life brings with it strangeness and surprises and upsets - Author: Patricia Cornwell
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#67. Froi didn't know where home was anymore. He wanted to return to Lumatere, and he wanted to stay in Charyn. What strangeness was that? To belong in two kingdoms. He felt a sob rise within him that he swallowed hard the moment he felt Lirah and Gargarin at his shoulders. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#68. The most expuisite beauty has strangeness in its proportions ... Ligeia - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#69. For many people, depression is an abrupt change in an otherwise full and happy life. It emerges suddenly and devastates by its very strangeness and pathology. - Author: Nell Casey
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#70. My people
for so I think of them, although we are not united by country or creed, we are joined by our strangeness, made one by our differences
my people are hopeful, I think, but also scared. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#71. There is a dysfunctional strangeness to Los Angeles that doesn't exist in any other western city. The roads are crumbling, no-one knows what they're doing, the city government barely works. - Author: Moby
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#72. I didn't realize then that so much of being adult is reconciling ourselves with the awkwardness and strangeness of our own feelings. Youth is the time of life lived for some imaginary audience - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#73. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather interesting things. He - Author: Jon Ronson
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#74. It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art. - Author: Walter Hagen
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#75. But he had underestimated the strangeness of talking about the future of his life with someone for whom the future still seemed unbounded: a pleasure palace of choices, with infinite doors, in which only a fool would spend his time trapped in one room. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#76. I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness. - Author: Karl Lagerfeld
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#77. She and I seem to be more alike than not, acutely aware of the strangeness of the world and charmed by it's mysteries. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#78. But once he got over the astounding strangeness of his new life (it took him about a week), he suddenly realized he was simply on a long holiday. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#79. The main point about civility is ... the ability to interact with strangers without holding
their strangeness against them and without pressing them to surrender it or to renounce
some or all the traits that have made them strangers in the first place. - Author: Zygmunt Bauman
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#80. I feel compelled to make art that on one hand reflects and sometimes almost creates like a sense of comfort when confronted with the strangeness of the world. - Author: Moby
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#81. The power of gradually losing all feeling of strangeness or astonishment, and finally being pleased at anything, is called the historical sense or historical culture. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#82. You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the the hour of the new clarity. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#83. One mark of originality that can win canonical status for a literary work is strangeness that we either never altogether assimilate, or that becomes such a given that we are blinded to its idiosyncrasies. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#84. I think, actually, everyone starts out with some strange in them. It's just whether or not you decide to keep it. - Author: Katherine Rundell
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#85. Now Sally plunged her abruptly into the full strangeness of this place, with its rot and randomness rooting towers taller than any in Tokyo, corporate obelisks that pierced the sooty lacework of overlapping domes. - Author: William Gibson
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#86. That is the strangeness of language: it crosses the boundaries of the body, is at once inside and outside, and it sometimes happens that we don't notice the threshold has been crossed. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#87. You see, the strangeness of my case is that now I no longer fear the invisible, I'm terrified by reality. - Author: Jean Lorrain
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#88. The strangeness and absurdity of these replies arise from the fact that modern history, like a deaf man, answers questions no one asks. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#89. Only think a moment that we are here now, and that that was then, and it has come to this, and how odd, odd, odd it is! - Author: John Crowley
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#90. Mystery. The strangeness of place so necessary to some creative spirits. A perfect mixture of the classical utopia and the pagan mystery. - Author: Dan Simmons
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#91. There is this strangeness of a life story having no shape - or more accurately, nothing but its present - until it has its ending; and then suddenly the whole trajectory is visible. - Author: James Wood
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#92. Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It's just that constant strangeness. I think it's a very real thing. - Author: Jason Schwartzman
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#93. Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#94. We need to accept the strangeness of things as they are. - Author: Ovid
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#95. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart. - Author: Yann Martel
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#96. I've often thought that one of us is what we imagine, that each of us normalizes the terrible strangeness of inner life with a variety of convenient fictions. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#97. I want to show an all of us. And I want the story to hold and keep our separate strangeness and the broken pieces of all the human beings that do not fit. - Author: Anna Smaill
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#98. Nothing, perhaps, is strange, once you have accepted life itself, the great strange business which includes all lesser strangeness. - Author: Rose Macaulay
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#99. Before placing her in her mother's arms, she whispered, as she had at all the other births, hello, little amphibian. Someone had to acknowledge the strangeness of this soul, and the distance it had traversed, millions and millions of years, in order to be here. - Author: Tahmima Anam
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#100. We read the weird tales in newspapers to crowd out the even weirder stuff inside us. - Author: Alain De Botton
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