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David Quammen

“People come into our lives and then they go out again. The entropy law, as applied to human relations. Sometimes in their passing, though, they register an unimagined and far-reaching influence, as I suspect Hughes Rudd did upon me. There is no scientific way to discern such effects, but memory believes before knowing remembers. And the past lives coiled within the present, beyond sight, beyond revocation, lifting us up or weighting us down, sealed away--almost completely--behind walls of pearl.”


David Quammen, The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
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The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature by David Quammen
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