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“When I was young, I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing. And I leapt at the latter like a trout to a fly. But each deed you do, each act, binds you to itself and to its consequences, and makes you act again and yet again. Then very seldom do you come upon a space, a time like this, between act and act, when you may stop and simply be. Or wonder who, after all, you are.”


Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore
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The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle, #3) The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
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