„Only the forgotten are truly dead.“

—  Tess Gerritsen, livro The Sinner

Fonte: The Sinner

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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—  Edward Hopper prominent American realist painter and printmaker 1882 - 1967

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—  Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865

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