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Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
The realization that it was not people I disliked but children was for me one of those celebrated moments of revelation.
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I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not.
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The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
August 9, 1922
December 2, 1985
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