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“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”
~ Albert Camus

“An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.”
—Irwin Shaw

“I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me is the only sensible way to love. “
~ Françoise Sagan

“No culture has the right to impose the lifestyle and tradition of its ancestors upon others. No culture has the right to do that. And any culture that does that is leading you toward self-destruction, is leading you away from self-sufficiency and is leading you into dependency. Any culture that does not teach you to embrace the fullness and the totality of what you are is doing so because they want you to be dependent upon them. And whenever you are dependent upon another culture for your existence you have put yourself in the position of a non-being”
~ Iyalosa OlaOmi Akalatunde
“Your Culture is Your Nourishment”

“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.”
~ Salman Rushdie

“I write to appease the creative hunger raging in my soul.”
–Emmett Wheatfall

Compiled by AfroDamus Jonze


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