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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this.””

– Toni Sorenson

“Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.”

– Jarod Kintz, $3.33

“Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.”

– Brendan Francis Brown

“If [you’re asked] what you think, tell. If you have a preference, voice it. If you have a question, ask it. If you want to cry, bawl. If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down.”

– Kristin Richter

“(W)here there’s drama, there’s crap.”

– Jincy Willett

“We have to live a life that is more revolutionary than that of the revolutionaries.”

– Brother Andrew

“The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties for menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek - it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.”

– Toni Morrison

“If you only write when inspired, you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist.”

– Neil Gaiman

“Failure is a greater teacher than success.”

– Clarissa Pinkola Estés

“Never run from the enemy, tackle them.”

– Victoria Addino