„The loneliness does not come from the War. The War did not make it. It was the loneliness that made the War.“

—  William Saroyan, livro The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy (1943)
Contexto: Everything is changed — for you. But it is still the same, too. The loneliness you feel has come to you because you are no longer a child. But the whole world has always been full of that loneliness. The loneliness does not come from the War. The War did not make it. It was the loneliness that made the War.

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