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The 35-Second Aha! Moment
Every Monday, we're rounding up the things, small and big, that make us stop and think. Today, we're inspired by...
"Literature is hands down the sharpest tool in the shed for conveying the feeling of being lost in one’s own skin, one’s own life."
-Susan Salter Reynolds, via W. W. Norton & Company's Tumblr
"It's affected me. It's changed me. It's melted this hard, icy heart."
-"The Help" star Viola Davis, on the film's story of intertwining lives.
"The agreement between perpetrator and victim in which the victim agrees to remain silent because he's in fear. I wanted to write about it."
-Former SNL cast member Darrell Hammond on why he wrote about being abused as a child in his memoir.
"I always say that kids and siblings often 'love hard.'"
-Soleil Moon Frye, TV's "Punky Brewster" and the author of Happy Chaos, talking about parenting on the TODAY show.
"It hit me all of a sudden that these were the type of people that look after us and our freedom... Humble, concerned for others before themselves... This was the type of person our Marine Corps was building. I was really blown away."
-Justin Timberlake, on attending the Marine Corp Ball (with a marine who asked him to accompany her via YouTube).
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