„Even so, we’re the only animal whose signals can’t be trusted by its own kind.“

—  Algis Budrys, livro Michaelmas

He smiled. “Except for thee and me, of course.”
Fonte: Michaelmas (1977), Chapter 10 (p. 160)

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