„God doesn’t need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.“

—  Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Fuente: The Poisonwood Bible

Última actualización 3 de Junio de 2021. Historia

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—  Jerry Falwell American evangelical pastor, televangelist, and conservative political commentator 1933 - 2007

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