„That’s almost like the daft things you believe when you’re really little, like I use to believe I could fly. I believed it for years, but it had to be kept secret. I knew if I ever told anyone or showed it off to anyone, I’d lose the power. And if I doubted it, and tried it out just to see, I’d lose the power — so I didn’t. I believed in it. I knew I would be able to fly when there really was a need. Which, fortunately for me, there never was.“

—  Jane Rogers, livro The Testament of Jessie Lamb

Fonte: The Testament of Jessie Lamb (2011), Chapter 1 (p. 6)

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