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Commonplace Book 1. “Open Sesame!” – Daniel Heller-Roazen, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” This quote stood out to me because it is a phrase that is commonly used today in society. It clearly made its mark! 2. “So I conjure thee, by the honor of thine ancestors, make haste to kill me and do her justice upon me, as there is no living for me after her!” – Daniel Heller-Roazen, “The Three Apples” This quote seemed so contradicting and thought provoking that I thought it worth noting. After killing his wife, the young man wishes to die because without her he feels he has nothing left. 3. “After fourteen years! What would be the meaning of my existence? I could as well be dead. It will be living death for me without you. I am alive only when I am with you; a forest or a marble palace is all the same to me.” – R.K. Narayan, “The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic” p.117 This quote, more specifically, “I am alive only when I am with you.” really stood
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