„Beware:
Ignorance
Protects itself
Ignorance
Promotes suspicion.
Suspicion
Engenders fear.
Fear quails,
Irrational and blind,
Or fear looms,
Defiant and closed.
Blind, closed,
Suspicious, afraid,
Ignorance
Protects itself,
And protected,
Ignorance grows.“

—  Octavia E. Butler, livro Parable of the Talents, Parable of the Talents (1998), Chapter 12 (p. 225)
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Octavia E. Butler
Escritora afro-americana de ficção científica. 1947 - 2006

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