... people are growing up in the slack flicker of a pale light which lacks the concentrated burn of a candle flame... - Adrienne Rich Quotes
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Quote:... people are growing up in the slack flicker of a pale light which lacks the concentrated burn of a candle flame or oil wick or the bulb of a gooseneck desk lamp: a pale, wavering, oblong shimmer, emitting incessant noise, which is to real knowledge or discourse what the manic or weepy protestations of a drunk are to responsible speech. Drunks do have a way of holding an audience, though, and so does the shimmery ill-focused oblong screen. - Adrienne Rich Quotes
  


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