„“They follow the creed of the Bright: that which disturbs the order of society must be eliminated, regardless of whether it caused the disturbance.” She rolled her eyes. “You’d think they’d get tired of parroting Itempas and start thinking for themselves after two thousand years.”“

—  N. K. Jemisin, Chapter 5 “Family” (charcoal study) (p. 105)
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