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"Very romantic adventure story from a bygone era..." May 15, 2022 11:59PM

Kapka Kassabova
“And as if blowing it up, flooding it, and keeping it behind the klyon wasn't enough, State Security special forces patrolled the area until 1989. Some locals say there was an additional 'live fence' of thousands of vipers specially bred for this purpose by Uzbeks along the southern Black Sea, under something called decree number 56. Why Uzbeks? Why vipers? Did decree 56 read: 'Let us fulfil the five-year snake plan in one year'?”
Kapka Kassabova, Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

Talbot Mundy
“Marmaduke's theory was that, as he couldn't understand Christianity, it was safe to premise that people whose religion was a mixture of degraded Buddhism and devilworship couldn't understand it either. So he founded a Buddhist mission, to teach 'em their own religion.”
Talbot Mundy, Om, the Secret of Ahbor Valley

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There’s always a little truth behind every ‘just kidding’. A little knowledge behind every ‘I don’t know’. A little emotion behind every ‘I don’t care’. And a little pain behind every ‘it’s okay’.”

Gabriel García Márquez
“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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