"What if - is more complicated than that? What if maybe opposite is true as well? Because, if bad can sometimes come from good actions -? where does it ever say, anywhere, that only bad can come from bad actions? Maybe sometimes - the wrong way is the right way? You can take the wrong path and it still comes out where you want to be? Or, spin it another way, sometimes you can do everything wrong and it still turns out to be right?"
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"I only understand it, as I get older. How funny time is. How many tricks and surprises."
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"That maybe even if we're not always glad to be here, it's our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, ride through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open."
- Donna Tart, The Goldfinch