„I like everything about it except the flavor.“

Bill Budd, on the ship's gruel.
Billy Budd (1962)
Contexto: It's hot. And there's a lot of it. I like everything about it except the flavor.

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„As a Buddhist, I was trained to be tolerant of everything except intolerance.“

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p. 69
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„Everything is possible, everything except dogma, of any kind.... That's what it's about. Freedom. That's the only possession an artist has — freedom to do whatever you can imagine.“

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