Cain – José Saramago – Quotes

This episode, which gave rise to the first definition of a hitherto unknown concept, original sin, has never been satisfactorily explained. Firstly, even the most rudimentary of intelligences would have no difficulty in grasping that being properly informed about something is always preferable to being ignorant, especially in such delicate matters as good and evil, …

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We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver – Quotes

Like most people who did not answer a particular calling from an early age, you placed work beside yourself; any occupation would fill up your day but not your heart. I liked that about you. ...the orgy of eternal adolescence characteristic of the childless in the middle age. Rather, it [the list of downsides of parenthood] might …

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