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If you can’t take it, you ain’t gonna make it

  ” I still have a lot of folks come up—black and white—who try to discourage me, and it don’t even faze me anymore.  I don’t let nobody tell me what I can’t do.  Only time I say I can’t do somethin’  … Continue reading

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Nudge the spirit towards a place where it can flourish

“Important events–whether serious, happy, or unfortunate–do not change a man’s soul, they merely bring it into relief,  just as a strong gust of wind reveals the true shape of a tree when it blows off all its leaves.  Such events … Continue reading

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You are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be

“As I look back on the trip now, as I try to sort out fact from fiction, try to remember how I felt at that particular time, or during that particular incident, try to relive those memories that have been … Continue reading

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This question of empathy

“People identify themselves, in some subliminal way.  You know very soon into which category they fall.  You know that you would like to see them again; or you definitely would not, or you don’t much care either way.  Sexual attraction … Continue reading

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The Way We Choose Our Truths

“We choose our truths the way we choose our gods, single-sightedly, single-mindedly, no other way to feel or see or think. We lock ourselves into our ways, and click all the truths to one. We put our truths together in … Continue reading

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