„An inordinate love of ritual can be harmful to the soul, unless, of course, in times of great crisis, when ritual can protect the soul from fracture.“

—  Jeff VanderMeer, "The Hoegbotton Guide to the Early History of the City of Ambergris", Ch. 4, p. 122
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American writer 1968

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