„He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.“

—  Tad Williams, Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn

Author’s Warning
Fuente: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, The Dragonbone Chair (1988)

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