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“The truth is not always useful, not always good. It’s like putting your faith in water. Yes, we need the rain, but too much can sweep you away in a flood and drown you. Like all great natural, elemental forces, the truth needs to be channeled, managed, controlled and intelligently, morally allocated.”

Iain Banks, Surface Detail
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Surface Detail (Culture, #9) Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks
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