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Poetry must find ways of breaking distance ... all languages are dialects that are made to break new grounds. — Giannina Braschi

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I have nothing against the smell of rot but something against what hides the smell of rot in the United States of America. — Giannina Braschi

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Solitude goes wherever you go, traveler. — Giannina Braschi

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What is liberty? The measure of dignity. — Giannina Braschi

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We were fighting for them in wars against people that we had more in common with than with the United States of Banana. — Giannina Braschi

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A baby is expected. A trip is expected. News is expected. Forgetfulness is expected. An invitation is expected. Hope is expected. But memories are not expected. They just come. — Giannina Braschi

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It's true that things are beautiful when they work. Art is function. — Giannina Braschi

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The president, the secretary of state, the businessman, the preacher, the vendor, the spies, the clients and managers - all walking around Wall Street like chickens with their heads cut off - rushing to escape bankruptcy - plotting to melt down the Statue of Liberty - to press more copper pennies - to breed more headless chickens - to put more feathers in their caps - medals, diplomas, stock certificates, honorary doctorates - eggs and eggs of headless chickens - multitaskers - system hackers - who never know where they're heading
northward, backward, eastward, forward, and never homeward - (where is home) - home is in the head - (but the head is cut off) - and the nest is full of banking forms and Easter eggs with coins inside. Beheaded chickens, how do you breed chickens with their heads cut off? By teaching them how to bankrupt creativity. — Giannina Braschi

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Zarathustra: Do you have words? Do your words belong to you?
Giannina: No, my answer is no. I have no property in the dictionary. Words are anonymous like the disenfranchised masses that haven't been weighed - or named - or framed. My words belong to those who don't belong. — Giannina Braschi

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Ambulances always come with clouds of smoke. And then they disappear in a whistle. But what they bring is fear. Not freedom. Feardom is what they bring. And they bring fire and smoke. Oh, my nerves are bad tonight, yes, bad. I fear freedom. I, above all, fear the freedom that is above all feardom. — Giannina Braschi

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Marketers keep inventing desires, necessities for you and for me. I need this. I need that. I need. I need. It's the need of a smoking fit. If you don't smoke that cigarette now, you'll die-when in reality you die because you succumb to the rage and rattle of the needy greed that keeps you busy needing more and more things. Is this the American Dream-the greedy need? — Giannina Braschi

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Questions don't change the truth. But they give it motion. — Giannina Braschi

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If you want to know what love is, have a child. If you want to know what pain is, bury him. — Giannina Braschi

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Nativity is the enemy of prophecy. — Giannina Braschi

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Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. — Giannina Braschi

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Only what is fated to die is capable of living. Only what dies lives. — Giannina Braschi

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I love hiccups and I love sneezes and I love blinks and I love belches and I love gluttons. I love hair. I love bears. For me, the round. For me, the world. — Giannina Braschi

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Metaphors and Similes are the beginning of the democratic system of envy. — Giannina Braschi