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„I did, not only because of that, but also because there was no value placed on education in my family. My mother just assumed I was smart, and I had glasses so I was called “four eyes,” and I was always reading a book, and so the outsider feeling came from the fact that I really loved school…“

—  Robert O'Hara American playwright and theatre director

Source: On feeling like an outsider both at his school and in his home life in “Artist Interview with Robert O'Hara” https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/trailers/artist-interview-robert-ohara/ in Playwrights Horizon

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„I am more than half-persuaded that I am a man's soul put by some freak of nature into a woman's body...because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man.“

—  Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888

From an interview with poet and critic Louise Chandler Moulton, 1883.
Source: [Alberghene, Janice, Clark, Beverly, Little Women and the Feminist Imagination: Criticism, Controversy, Personal Essays, 2013, 1999, 9781138798977, Routledge]

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„Grudge no expense — yield to no opposition — forget fatigue — till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love have overcome.“

—  Maria Weston Chapman American abolitionist 1806 - 1885

In Liberator, August 13, 1836, as quoted in [Thomsett, Michael C., Thomsett, Linda Rose, A Speaker's Treasury of Quotations: Maxims, Witticisms and Quips for Speeches and Presentations, https://books.google.com/books?id=igYyBgAAQBAJ, 17 March 2009, McFarland, 978-0-7864-2945-5, 75]

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„Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.“

—  Maria Weston Chapman American abolitionist 1806 - 1885

From [Boston Female Anti-slavery Society, Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society, https://books.google.com/books?id=W5I5AQAAMAAJ, 1836, The Society, 30], as quoted in [Dell, Diana, Memorable Quotations: American Women Writers of the Past, https://books.google.com/books?id=eM3IWooc_zIC, December 2000, iUniverse, 978-0-595-16230-7, 73]

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„Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

The Clod and the Pebble, st. 1
1790s, Songs of Experience (1794)

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„I have always loved playing around with words. I didn’t know it was called poetry. I was just an innocent kid messing around with words when an adult said ‘You’re a poet, be published or be damned’.“

—  Benjamin Zephaniah English poet and author 1958

On the realization that he was a poet in “Interview with Benjamin Zephaniah” https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/37/a-writers-toolkit/interviews-with-authors/interview-with-benjamin-zephaniah in Writers & Artists

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William Faulkner photo
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„I told you once how I believe it isn't love that dies, it's the man and the woman, something in the man and the woman that dies, doesn't deserve the chance any more to love.“

—  William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962

Charlotte Rittenmeyer to Harry Wilbourne, in (Ch. 7) "Wild Palms"; p. 218
The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem] (1939)

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Jami photo

„I was trapped in love
And this trap is enough for me.“

—  Jami, book Haft Awrang

Haft Awrang, p. 101
Poetry, Poetry from Haft Awrang

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