Confession

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“She wonders when it was that she began to despair. All these years she mistook it for pious resignation. Now she sees the difference. Such a fine line between a state of grace and a state of mortal sin. What is the good of believing fervently in God if you wind up hating Him?”
— Fall on Your Knees

Cynicism

“I never write from cynicism. I write from love, which doesn’t mean gilding the lily or only seeing the bright side. It means turning things over and seeing absolutely everything one can possibly see”.2004 January 4, Citizen’s Weekly