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Memoirs of Hadrian (1951)
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The written word has taught me to listen to the human voice, much as the great unchanging statues have taught me to appreciate bodily motions.
I knew that good like bad becomes a routine, that the temporary tends to endure, that what is external permeates to the inside, and that the mask, given time, comes to be the face itself.
Life was to me like a horse to whose motions one yields, but only after having trained the animal to the utmost.
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