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Since at every moment of our lives we stand on the brink of eternity, this is as good a place as any to start the story of my life.

- Erica Jong, Sappho's Leap
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Once all our storytelling was imaginative, was myth and legend and parable and fable, for that is how we told stories to and about each other.

- Doris Lessing, Walking in the Shade
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The newspaper stories were like dreams to us, bad dreams dreamt by others. How awful, we would say, and they were, but they were awful without being believable. They were too melodramatic, they had a dimension that was not the dimension of our lives.

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the black white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom.

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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