• People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.

    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting pt. 1, sec. 17 (1980) (translation by Michael Henry Heim)
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