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Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: Can you hear me? Sighing. You were right. My requiem is well prepared. Still to Can you hear me? Sighing. You were right. My requiem is well prepared. Still to be written is the poem that is never complete, an endless rubbing on the ink block, an endless dipping of the pen, an endless swoop over the white paper, the poem of my life. I will try to write it down. Soon, no, now, I will try. The first line. I called him Necktie. I will write: He taught me to see with eyes of feeling. — Milena Michiko Flasar
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Michiko's Sayings By Michiko Kakutani: As a piece of writing, The Elementary Particles feels like a bad, self-conscious pastiche of As a piece of writing, The Elementary Particles feels like a bad, self-conscious pastiche of Camus, Foucault and Bret Easton Ellis. And as a philosophical tract, it evinces a fiercely nihilistic, anti-humanistic vision built upon gross generalizations and ridiculously phony logic. It is a deeply repugnant read. — Michiko Kakutani
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Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: I am a plant, she said, I need fire, earth, water. Otherwise I will be I am a plant, she said, I need fire, earth, water. Otherwise I will be stunted. And: Is marriage not such a stunting? The fire goes out. The wind grows weak. The earth dries out. The water dwindles. I would die. You too. She tossed her hair over her shoulders. Purple lavender. And what if it wasn't like that, I argued. What if the daily routine, our daily routine, is my promise to you? Your toothbrush next to mine. You get annoyed because I've forgotten to turn the light off in the bathroom. We choose wallpaper we think is horrible a year later. You tell me I'm getting a belly. Your forgetfulness. You've left your umbrella somewhere again. I snore, you can't sleep. In my dream I whisper your name...You tie my tie. Wave goodbye to me as I go to work. I think: you are like a fluttering flag. I think it with a stabbing pain in my heart. For Heaven's sake, is that not enough? Is that not enough to be happy? She turned away: Give me time. I'll think about it. — Milena Michiko Flasar
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Michiko's Sayings By Agnes Martin: Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life. Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life. — Agnes Martin
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Michiko's Sayings By Pamela Geller: In Canada, Defending Girls from Islamic Honor Killings Is 'Racist' In Canada, Defending Girls from Islamic Honor Killings Is 'Racist' — Pamela Geller
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Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: What you don't do, what you omit, often has more painful consequences than what you What you don't do, what you omit, often has more painful consequences than what you do. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Michiko Katsu: Not only was he getting a new partner but he was getting an over-achieving new Not only was he getting a new partner but he was getting an over-achieving new partner, a liberal, over-achieving new partner. He imagined him pulling up in his hybrid vehicle, his Starbuck's save-the-rainforest bottled water and soy latte, no doubt anxiously waiting to discuss the plight of the polar bears while recycling his gum wrappers. — Michiko Katsu
Michiko's Sayings By Michiko Katsu: He thrashed like a freshly caught fish as the sucking sounds of draining water gurgled He thrashed like a freshly caught fish as the sucking sounds of draining water gurgled from the pooling blood in his mouth. — Michiko Katsu
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: We must all, every one of us, relate to one another. We must all, every one of us, relate to one another. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: If only one were crazy enough to do everything differently If only one were crazy enough to do everything differently — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: How come you're so different, I asked once, as we sat in the shade of How come you're so different, I asked once, as we sat in the shade of the pine tree. Yukiko's answer, a sentence learned by heart: Because I fell from a star. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: If only I had cried, just once. I watched myself not crying. Jaw firm. Swallow. If only I had cried, just once. I watched myself not crying. Jaw firm. Swallow. Break something. Quick. The mirror there, broken. And again. Smash your fist into it. A reassuring pain, masking the real one. The one that is not there. Which you force yourself not to feel. Sweep up the fragments. And away with them. To know, to know better, that not crying is crying. And yet you do not cry. Firm up the jaw. Swallow. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By David Coleman: And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class. And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class. — David Coleman
Michiko's Sayings By William Butler Yeats: The Bishop has a skin, God knows,Wrinkled like the foot of a goose,(All find safety The Bishop has a skin, God knows,
Wrinkled like the foot of a goose,
(All find safety in the tomb.)
Nor can he hide in holy black
The heron's hunch upon his back,
But a birch-tree stood my Jack ... — William Butler Yeats
Michiko's Sayings By Michiko Kakutani: The current memoir craze has fostered the belief that confession is therapeutic, that therapy is The current memoir craze has fostered the belief that confession is therapeutic, that therapy is redemptive and that redemption equals art, and it has encouraged the delusion that candor, daring and shamelessness are substitutes for craft, that the exposed life is the same thing as an examined one. — Michiko Kakutani
Michiko's Sayings By Brian Tracy: I believe in the perfect outcome in every area of my life! Expect to be I believe in the perfect outcome in every area of my life! Expect to be successful! Expect to win! — Brian Tracy
Michiko's Sayings By Greg Lake: I like the sense of the road passing my eyes. It's always a fascinating experience I like the sense of the road passing my eyes. It's always a fascinating experience to come into a new city ... the sense of the people changing, the food changing, everything changing, the art. — Greg Lake
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: Someone who only hears laughter in a laugh is deaf. Someone who only hears laughter in a laugh is deaf. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: There are rooms one never leaves. There are rooms one never leaves. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: How to describe the bitterness? I was a glass, broken, and the space I once How to describe the bitterness? I was a glass, broken, and the space I once enclosed was now the same as the space around. Deserted space, in which I was lost, sharp knives under my feet. With each step it became less likely that I would ever get anywhere. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Michiko Kakutani: Technology offers the illusion of companionship without the demands of intimacy, and communication without emotional Technology offers the illusion of companionship without the demands of intimacy, and communication without emotional risk, while actually making people feel lonelier and more overwhelmed.

"A song that became popular on YouTube in 2010, 'Do You Want to Date My Avatar?' ends with the lyrics 'And if you think I'm not the one, log off, log off, and we'll be done.' "

from a review of Alone Together by S. Turkle — Michiko Kakutani
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: They call it mourning. And I think that was the reason he tried so hard They call it mourning. And I think that was the reason he tried so hard to be someone who functioned. By holding on to how things had always been, he was mourning what was missing. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: He pointed to the right and left. We are unfree, all of us. Only, that He pointed to the right and left. We are unfree, all of us. Only, that does not absolve us of responsibility. Despite our lack of freedom we constantly make decisions and we have to take responsibility for them and their consequences. And so, with every decision we take we become less free. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Susan Howarth: reading is a passion of mine reading is a passion of mine — Susan Howarth
Michiko's Sayings By Viraj J. Mahajan: These stories always take us to some far away places which we can never visit These stories always take us to some far away places which we can never visit in real life. — Viraj J. Mahajan
Michiko's Sayings By Deborah Baldwin: When does someone love you enough to put you before himself? Had I done so When does someone love you enough to put you before himself? Had I done so with Michiko? — Deborah Baldwin
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: What is everlasting? We are fireworks. Glowing bright and fading, we scatter sparks that soon What is everlasting? We are fireworks. Glowing bright and fading, we scatter sparks that soon die out. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Gail Tsukiyama: When the water boiled, Michiko poured it into the pot of green leaves and we When the water boiled, Michiko poured it into the pot of green leaves and we both waited in the thick silence. I felt strangely calmed by this simple ritual I had seen my mother do many hundred times before. It was all that seemed to make sense in this place and I held on to it as if I were drowning. — Gail Tsukiyama
Michiko's Sayings By Michiko Kakutani: California belongs to Joan Didion. Not the California where everyone wears aviator sunglasses, owns a California belongs to Joan Didion. Not the California where everyone wears aviator sunglasses, owns a Jacuzzi and buys his clothes on Rodeo Drive. But California in the sense of the West. The old West where Manifest Destiny was an almost palpable notion that was somehow tied to the land and the climate and one's own family-an unspoken belief that was passed down to children in stories and sayings. — Michiko Kakutani
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: If there is anything for you to learn, it's only that you should not be If there is anything for you to learn, it's only that you should not be ashamed. Don't be ashamed to be a person with feelings. No matter what it is, feel it tenderly and deeply. Feel it more tenderly, feel it more deeply. Feel it for yourself. Feel it for yourself. Feel it for others. And then: Let it go. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Belle Aurora: Julius," she starts, "it's not about being a bad guy." Her voice is soft. "I Julius," she starts, "it's not about being a bad guy." Her voice is soft. "I can make any good guy bad for the evening." This — Belle Aurora
Michiko's Sayings By Alice Walker: This friendship among women is something Samuel often talks about. Because the women share a This friendship among women is something Samuel often talks about. Because the women share a husband but the husband does not share their friendships, it makes Samuel uneasy. It is confusing, I suppose. And it is Samuel's duty as a Christian minister to preach the bible's directive of one husband and one wife. Samuel is confused because ti him, since the women are friends and will do anything for one another - not always, but more often than anyone from America would expect - and since they giggle and gossip and nurse each other's children, then they must be happy with things as they are. (Walker 2000: 141) — Alice Walker
Michiko's Sayings By Jack Gilbert: Michiko Nogami (1946 - 1982)" Is she more apparent because she is notanymore forever? Is Michiko Nogami (1946 - 1982)"

Is she more apparent because she is not
anymore forever? Is her whiteness more white
because she was the color of pale honey?
A smokestack making the sky more visible.
A dead woman filling the whole world. Michiko
said, "The roses you gave me kept me awake
with the sound of their petals falling. — Jack Gilbert
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: And you? What brings you here? I shrugged my shoulders. No idea? Hm, you're still And you? What brings you here? I shrugged my shoulders. No idea? Hm, you're still young. Eighteen? I froze. Nineteen? Twenty? Incredible, so young. You have everything before you. No past. He sighed. Incredible, to have been so young once myself. Although what does that mean? There is only one age for anyone. I was and am, will always be fifty-eight. But you. Be careful what age you end up. It sticks to you. It seals you shut. The age you choose is like glue, it sets around you. This wisdom is not mine, you know. I got it from a book. A movie. I'm not sure. You notice things. It's incredible. Your whole life you notice things. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: Growing up signifies a loss. You think you are winning. Really you are losing yourself. Growing up signifies a loss. You think you are winning. Really you are losing yourself. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: Am I still writing? Unthinkable not to. In the very darkest night the words were Am I still writing? Unthinkable not to. In the very darkest night the words were like shiny pebbles. They caught the light of the moon and stars and reflected it back. One word among them that shone especially brightly. Simplicity. I would approach it, stepping softly, regard it from all sides, finally pick it up, enchanted by it, recognize that its enchantment lay in its shine, its pure meaning. Simplicity. To simply be there. Simply keep going. The longer I kept going, the easier it was to see how beautiful, simply beautiful, it is to be here.

I would like to write about how this word shines. I'd like to write about the simplest things. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Milena Michiko Flasar: We had struck a pact: Better not to know anything about each other. And this We had struck a pact: Better not to know anything about each other. And this pact is what holds families together for generations. We wore masks. Our faces no longer recognizable underneath, for our masks had grown onto us. It hurt to pull them off. It hurt so much that the pain of never meeting face to face was bearable, compared to the pain of showing your true face. — Milena Michiko Flasar
Michiko's Sayings By Jack Gilbert: You will love again, people say. Give it time. Me with time running out. Day You will love again, people say. Give it time. Me with time
running out. Day after day of the everyday.
What they call real life, made of eighth-inch gauge.
Newness strutting around as if it were significant.
Irony, neatness and rhyme pretending to be poetry.
I want to go back to that time after Michiko's death
when I cried every day among the trees. To the real.
To the magnitude of pain, of being that much alive. — Jack Gilbert
Michiko's Sayings By Sergio Aragones: I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old way is much more scary. — Sergio Aragones
Michiko's Sayings By Anthony Doerr: Wednesdays. You will strip away Wednesdays. You will strip away — Anthony Doerr
Michiko's Sayings By Robert Galbraith: Hard to remember these days that there was a time you had to wait for Hard to remember these days that there was a time you had to wait for the ink and paper reviews to see your work excoriated. With the invention of the internet, any subliterate cretin can be Michiko Kakutani. — Robert Galbraith
Michiko's Sayings By Zathyn Priest: You've been working hard, a sandwich isn't enough. I'll make you dinner. From the freezer You've been working hard, a sandwich isn't enough. I'll make you dinner. From the
freezer she took out a TV meal and threw it in the microwave. — Zathyn Priest