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“A noção de mim próprio como defeituoso induziu-me a pensar que o rumo mais sensato a tomar seria a reclusão, de modo a evitar a dor, a mágoa e a humilhação. Não é que este fosse o meu estado de espírito constante, a dada altura eu acabaria por me animar e encontrar o meu amor verdadeiro (...) mas o que me tinha abandonado por essa altura era a energia mental que advém da felicidade natural de uma pessoa se saber viva.”

- E.L. Doctorow, HOMER & LANGLEY (Porto Editora)

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“I do not know why it matters that I should tell the truth to myself at night, why it should matter that the truth should be spoken at least once in the world. Because the world is a place of silence, the sky at night when the birds have gone is a vast silent place. No words will make the slightest difference to the sky at night. They will not brighten it or make it less strange. And the day too has its own deep indifference to anything that is said. I tell the truth not because it will change night into day or make the days endless in their beauty and the comfort they offer us, we who are old. I speak simply because I can, because enough has happened and because the chance might not come again.”

- Colm Tóibín, THE TESTAMENT OF MARY (no Kindle)