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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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To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
August 9, 1922
December 2, 1985
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