„Now I have neither happiness nor unhappiness. Everything passes. That is the one and only thing that I have thought resembled a truth in the society of human beings where I have dwelled up to now as in a burning hell. Everything passes.“

—  Osamu Dazai, livro No Longer Human

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Fonte: No Longer Human

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