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Amélie Nothomb

“It’s true that someone will always say that good and evil don’t exist: that is a person who has never had any dealings with real evil. Good is far less convincing than evil, but it’s because their chemical structures are different.

Like gold, good is never found in a pure state in nature: it therefore doesn’t seem impressive. It has the unfortunate tendency not to act; it prefers, passively, to be seen.”

Amélie Nothomb, Les Catilinaires
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Les Catilinaires Les Catilinaires by Amélie Nothomb
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