Citati iz knjige „An Untamed State“ autora Roxane Gay

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People love a real tragedy when they think it cannot happen to them.
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My mother has often told me there are some things you cannot tell a man who loves you, things he cannot handle knowing. She adheres to the philosophy that it is secrets rather than openness that strengthen a relationship between a woman and a man. She believes this even though she is an honest person. Honesty, she says, is not always about the truth.
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“It is an amazing thing,” my father once told me after Christophe was born, “how much a child loves a parent. That kind of love terrifies me.”
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The devotion of an only child runs so deep.
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His openness was frightening. Americans are so fond of confession without considering the consequences.
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Sons are different, my mother says. They always look for home somewhere else. Daughters, though, a mother can count on. Daughters always come home.
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I often wanted to ask her why my father’s dreams were more important than her own, but the question would have hurt her more than her answer would have helped me.
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There’s no room for such distinctions in a country where too many people have to claw for what they need and still have nothing to hold.
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