„I have the death sentence in seven genres.“

—  Jasper Fforde, livro The Well of Lost Plots

Fonte: The Well of Lost Plots

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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British novelist 1961

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when the warden — reading
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—  Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016

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„Death is the only inescapable unavoidable sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we were born.“

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—  Malaquías Montoya American artist 1938

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