„I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect.“

— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquietude, trans. Richard Zenith, text 128
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