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ENG 12 - Related Texts - Human Experience: Quotes

Human condition

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Mercy - Bryan Stevenson

 “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”

J. R. R. Tolkein - Lord of the Rings

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” 

To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Jodie Picoult

“There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.” 

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Game of Thrones _ George R. R. Martin

“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” 

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

 “I was told love should be unconditional. That’s the rule, everyone says so. But if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing ever? If I know I am loved no matter what, where is the challenge?” 

Picture of Dorian Gray

“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” 

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William Shakespeare

“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”
― William Shakespeare, As You Like It