„Genius or fool, you don't live in the world alone. You can hide underground or you can build a wall around yourself, but somebody's going to come along and screw up the works.“

—  Haruki Murakami, libro El fin del mundo y un despiadado país de las maravillas

Fuente: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985)

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—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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Variante: Don’t believe the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

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