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I see that I had insensibly come to perceive you – mock not – as some sort of muse. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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No other poem of mine has ever in the slightest been written for a particular reader – only for myself or some half-conceived Alter ego. —A. S. Byatt/Possession

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I respect and honour and admire that freedom and the product of it, your work, your words, your web of language. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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We are grossly materialist – and nothing will satisfy us but material proof – as well call them – of spiritual facts – and so the spirits have designed to speak to us in these crude ways – of rapping … Continue reading

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And the existence of the same truths in all religions is a great argument both for and against the paramount truthfulness of one. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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If all persons to whom I refused mere vegetable ailment were so to regale me with intellectual nourishment I should remain obdurate in the matter of sandwiches till all eternity. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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The best we may hope is – oh, it is excellently done – for a woman. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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How true it was that one needed to be seen by others to be sure of one’s own existence. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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He had been taught that language was essentially inadequate, that it could never speak what was there, that it only spoke itself. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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They were children of a time and culture which mistrusted love, “in love”, romantic love, romance in toto, and which nevertheless in revenge proliferated sexual language, linguistic sexuality, analysis, dissection, deconstruction, exposure. —A.S. Byatt/Possession

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