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Assignments for Dorra Laajimi

Dorra's 52 Assignments - Writing Practicum

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Your assignment is to write 500 to 1,000-word articles using the following quotes as writing prompts. Remember to not overthink this process, start writing with the first thing that comes to your mind. Good luck!

PS - Try not to use Google oracle to search for the authors of the quote or look up additional context. Use a free-form associative technique to write based on what the words mean to you.

Assignment #01

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Assignment #02

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Assignment #03

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

Assignment #04

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Assignment #05

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same.

Assignment #06

All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper - just running down the edges of different countries and continents, 'looking for something'.

Assignment #07

Where id was, there ego shall be.

Assignment #08

Without haste, but without rest.

Assignment #09

The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.

Assignment #10

Education is a system of imposed ignorance.

Assignment #11

The Love that moves the sun and the other stars.

Assignment #12

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Assignment #13

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

Assignment #14

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.

Assignment #15

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Assignment #16

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Assignment #17

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Assignment #18

The knowledge that there is a part of the psychic functions that are out of conscious reach, we did not need to wait for Freud to know this!

Assignment #19

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Assignment #20

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

Assignment #21

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.

Assignment #22

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.

Assignment #23

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

Assignment #24

The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.

Assignment #25

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?

Assignment #26

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Assignment #27

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

Assignment #28

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Assignment #29

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.

Assignment #30

Please, sir, I want some more.

Assignment #31

I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

Assignment #32

Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.

Assignment #33

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Assignment #34

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

Assignment #35

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Assignment #36

In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!

Assignment #37

Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.

Assignment #38

We ought to thank God for that. Yes, the man who tills the land is more worthy of respect than any.

Assignment #39

I'm good at reading people.

Assignment #40

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Assignment #41

We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.

Assignment #42

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Assignment #43

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Assignment #44

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

Assignment #45

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Assignment #46

We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.

Assignment #47

That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.

Assignment #48

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.

Assignment #49

Evil is whatever distracts.

Assignment #50

Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.

Assignment #51

These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

Assignment #52

We loved with a love that was more than love.

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