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    Book quotes

    What are your some of your favourite quotes from books?

    I was reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (again) yesterday, and a quote struck me.

    My grandmother's greatest gift was tolerance.

    Now, in the old days, Indians used to be forgiving of any kind of eccentricity. In fact, weird people were often celebrated.

    Epileptics were often shamans because people just assumed that God gave seizure-visions to the lucky ones.

    Gay people were seen as magical too.

    I mean, like in many cultures, men were viewed as warriors and women were viewed as caregivers. But gay people, being both male and female, were seen as both warriors and caregivers.

    Gay people could do anything. They were like Swiss Army knives!

    My grandmother had no use for all the gay bashing and homophobia in the world, especially among other Indians.

    "Jeez," she said, "Who cares if a man wants to marry another man? All I want to know is who's going to pick up all the dirty socks?"
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    That quote is great!!! I know I have some favourite quotes somewhere....need to have a think and see if I can remember them
    I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go.
    Things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they're right.
    You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
    And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

    - Marilyn Monroe
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    I'm at work now but I have a ton fron The Alchemist and Angels in America dogeared at home.

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