Andrew Vachss

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    A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
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    Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
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    I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.
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    I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family.
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    Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.
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    Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change.
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    The idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie.
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    The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape.
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    Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.
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    We don't protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species.
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