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Paul Hoffman

… If the dead can come back to this earth and move unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night—amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours—always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or… Continue reading Paul Hoffman

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Theodore Sturgeon

There is in certain living souls a quality of loneliness unspeakable, so great it must be shared as company is shared by lesser beings. Such a loneliness is mine; so know by this that in immensity there is one lonelier than you. ― Theodore Sturgeon, from “A Saucer of Loneliness,” E Pluribus Unicorn. (Pocket November… Continue reading Theodore Sturgeon

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Mikhail Bulgakov

Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he’s sometimes unexpectedly mortal—there’s the trick! ― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarit. (YMCA Press 1966–67 in serial form, 1967 in single volume, 1973 uncensored version)

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