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    Preacher who says that the sweet life is made from bitter parts is more or less telling those who have come to mourn the teenage suicide that this is just one bitter ingredient in the sweet thing foreordained by the benevolent god. To which I want to shake my fist and say: There is not one sweet thing about it. It is only bitter.
    — Kyle Minor
    tags: suicide  god 
     
    There are as many kinds of missionaries as there are human beings. There are the terrible, colonialist power-grabbers, still, and there are plenty of the sort of well-intentioned villains who do great harm and don't understand that they are doing great harm.
    — Kyle Minor
    tags: human 
     
    Everything is possible for the writer. There isn't anything anyone can tell you that you can't do, and there is no such thing as "getting away with" anything. There's no one to tell you what you can or can't do. You're only limited by the fences you allow yourself to build around yourself, for whatever reason, including fidelity to some idea about literature someone else imposed upon you some time long ago or five minutes ago.
    — Kyle Minor
    tags: time  literature  ideas 
     
    One of the most useful parts of my education as a writer was the practice of reading a writer straight through - every book the writer published, in chronological order, to see how the writer changed over time, and to see how the writer's idea of his or her project changed over time, and to see all the writer tried and accomplished or failed to accomplish.
    — Kyle Minor
    tags: time  education  reading  book  ideas 
     
    You can't know how weird your own life is until you get some distance on it. Everything seems mundane or boring or embarrassingly small.
    — Kyle Minor
    Question of "Where We Begin" turns to be not only a formal question but also a question central to the attempt to make sense of things about which it is very difficult to make any sense - illness, death, despair, suicides, cruelty, the various troubles love can provoke, our inability to really know one another when we our inner selves are walled off by our bodies.
    — Kyle Minor
    Mistakes were made long ago. It is someone else's fault. We can't be held responsible, but we are very sorry.
    — Kyle Minor
    tags: mistakes  sorry 
     
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