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1. "(And did I mention how in summer the streets of Smyrna were lined with baskets of rose petals? And how everyone in the city could speak French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, English, and Dutch? And did I tell you about the famous figs, brought in by camel caravan and dumped onto the ground, huge piles of pulpy fruit lying in the dirt, with dirty women steeping them in salt water and children squatting to defecate behind the clusters? Did I mention how the reek of the fig women mixed with pleasanter smells of almond trees, mimosa, laurel, and peach, and how everybody wore masks on Mardi Gras and had elaborate dinners on the decks of frigates? I want to mention these things because they all happened in that city that was no place exactly, that was part of no country because it was all countries, and because now if you go there you'll see modern high-rises, amnesiac boulevards, teeming sweatshops, a NATO headquarters, and a sign that says Izmir...)"
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
2. "From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, [...] and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attilla and a pack of other lovers with queer names [...] I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest..."
Author: Sylvia Plath

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Hay días en que pienso que ser de izquierdas es una especie de facultad, como la memoria. Todos la tenemos en estado de latencia. Si no la usas nunca, te mueres sin enterarte de que la tenías. La prueba de que está ahí, sin embargo, es que en determinadas situaciones aparece.Muchas veces se confunde con el orgullo. Pero hay dos clases de orgullo. Para mí, cuando esa facultad no está involucrada el orgullo es puro amor propio. Y cuando el orgullo es amor propio, lo que sale es la pataleta, el sofocón, se pone la cara roja y falta el aire. En cambio, si esa facultad interviene el orgullo se generaliza. La persona comprende que la ofensa, el abuso, lo que sea, no se lo están haciendo sólo a ella; y se le llenan los pulmones de aire;dice «no puede ser» y las tres palabras vienen de muy lejos, de muchos compañeros caídos y compañeras, de muchas personas aplastadas, humilladas; y aflora en ella un valor, una determinación con los que no soñaba."
Author: Belén Gopegui

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