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What Depression Is Really Like
What Depression Is Really Like

“The gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.”

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William Styron on Why Formal Education Is a Waste of Time for Writers
William Styron on Why Formal Education Is a Waste of Time for Writers

“For a person whose sole burning ambition is to write — like myself — college is useless beyond the Sophomore year.”

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24-Year-Old William Styron on Happiness, Presence, and the True Measure of Maturity, in a Letter to His Father
24-Year-Old William Styron on Happiness, Presence, and the True Measure of Maturity, in a Letter to His Father

“I’ll always hate the stupid and the bat-brained and the petty. But it doesn’t seem nearly so important anymore to hate, as try to understand.”

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