Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Amanda Knox

I'm definitely not going back to Italy willingly. They'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming into a prison that I don't deserve to be in.
Amanda Knox
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In a time when my entire family had already tapped into their retirement savings and taken out second mortgages, we were grateful when any supporters, including Trump, donated to my defense and spoke out about my innocence.
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Even if Trump means well, his schemes tend to be blunt, selfish, and short-sighted rather than nuanced, empathetic, and thought through.
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It's almost like living a double life where I'm in a limbo space where Amanda Knox, a real person, exists, 'Foxy Knoxy,' an idea of a person, exists, and I'm constantly having to juggle how someone is interacting with me based upon that two-dimensional person of me that has been in the public's imagination for so long.
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There are those who believe in my innocence and those who believe in my guilt. There is no in-between.
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When you meet me and hang out with me, I might come across as a very upbeat, driven person. I don't come across as someone who is wounded.
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What I started to read and most enjoyed while I was a student was an Italian edition of 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.'
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When we label human beings and flatten them to just a splashy headline, we lose decency and the truth.
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I was told that my best-case scenario would likely consist of writing my memoir and then disappearing.
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I know I have not always been understandable and that I was guided for too long by stubborn naivety, which created confusion.
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I'm terrible at basketball. I have really small hands, and I can't control the ball.
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The only thing I rely on is caffeine.
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I think it's true that people seemed to have had a kind of tunnel vision in my regard, and that has been something that I've been having to fight against for a long time.
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Our long history of exploiting women's bodies and suppressing their voices had a direct impact on my case and other women's lives.
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The best thing #MeToo did was say women's experiences matter. You can't blame us for what happens to us anymore.
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I know that Perugia is probably the least-welcome place for me in the entire world.
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One of the things that I somewhat realized, especially right after I was convicted, was that sometimes really, really horrible things happen for no reason.
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I am living in this world, and if this world already has a certain prejudice of me and an idea of me, then it's really hard for me to go through it.
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After my conviction, I was devastated. I had never believed that I would be convicted.
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I have a great amount of respect for life, and I always think that no matter how bad situations get, you can always make something out of it.
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People can take, take, take from you. There are people whose profession is to do that. It's entertainment at the cost of human lives.
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All wrongfully convicted people are portrayed as monsters. But there's a special kind of monster that is a woman.
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I don't want to get married for the sake of getting married. My hope is that I have a partner with whom I can continue to take on the world.
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It's one thing to be called certain things in the media, and then it's another thing to be sitting in a courtroom, fighting for your life while people are calling you a devil.
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Politics is not a tit-for-tat game. It's not 'I helped you, now you help me.'
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I'm working on getting tougher with self-defence classes.
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I would prefer to be famous for something I did or built or achieved.
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I am a marked person, and no one who's unmarked is going to understand that. It's very intimidating. I don't even know what my place is anymore. What's my role in society? Who am I, after everybody has branded me?
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I think that there was a lot of fantasy projected onto me, and that resulted in a reappropriation and re-characterization of who I am.
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I'm very anti-antidepressants. It's not the chemicals of my brain that's a problem; it's reality. I don't think tricking my brain into reinterpreting reality is going to help.
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I have a few close friends with whom I can practice speaking Italian, but I mostly maintain fluency through reading.
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I didn't confess. I was interrogated. They acted like my answers were wrong. They told me I was wrong, that I didn't remember correctly, that I had to remember correctly. And if I didn't, I would never see my family.
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I always carry a book with me to read on the bus, and I tend to arrive everywhere early.
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Now I have normal-person fears - fears of failure, of not being smart enough or strong enough or kind enough.
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I've gained a seriousness that has to do with a certain perspective, a gratitude for being able to see the importance of things. And that lends itself a gravity to everything. And that is something that I sort of carry as a weight but a good weight inside of me.
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A good way to vilify women is by attacking their sexuality.
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I lost years of my life to prison because of two-dimensional and misogynist stereotypes.
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I think the fact that my case was so sensationalized is because I am a white woman.
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Everyone deals with tragedy in his own way.
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I was not aware of a ton of the stuff that was being said about me out in the world since I wasn't able to get British or American headlines from my prison cell in Perugia. But I was aware that in the courtroom, I was being called a succubus, a man-eater, 'Foxy Knoxy.'
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To be quite honest, the joyful relief of the publication of my book was short-lived.
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If I'm guilty, I'm the ultimate figure to fear, because I'm not the obvious one. But, on the other hand, if I'm innocent, it means that everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone's nightmare. Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing, or I am you.
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No one knows how they would react to a horrible situation until it happens to them.
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Everybody tells me, 'You're famous.' And I answer, 'I'm not Angelina Jolie!'
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I had to grow up in prison for something I did not do.
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I would like to be re-considered as a person.
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Before Italy, I had a happy life.
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You can always do something that can make you feel good about your life despite what you're going through.
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I have been in an experience where I thought everything that I had hoped for in my life was taken away from me, and I had to redefine what mattered.
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The only thing I can do is continue to defend myself.
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I looked to books to stimulate my mind and create a daily sense of purpose.
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That is the thing that I was scared of - that I would know intellectually that there's something to glean out of life, but that I would be so broken that I wouldn't care.
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I'm always trying to feel less stress.
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I know I may appear spacey, but that's how I am.
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Like most millennials, I have the bad, anxiety-inducing habit of grabbing my phone in the morning and scrolling through social media for 15, 20 minutes before I'm fully awake.
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As this case has progressed, the evidence that the prosecution has claimed exists against me has been proven less and less and less. And all that has happened is that they've filled these holes with speculation.
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