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  • The most elementary of good manners . . . at a social gathering one does not bring up the subject of personalities, sad topics or unfortunate facts, religion, or politics.
    (Laura Esquivel, "Like Water for Chocolate")

  • Tita knew through her own flesh how fire transforms the elements, how a lump of corn flour is changed into a tortilla, how a soul that hasn't been warmed by the fire of love is lifeless, like a useless ball of corn flour.
    (Laura Esquivel, "Like Water for Chocolate")

  • It was very pleasant to savor its aroma, for smells have the power to evoke the past, bringing back sounds and even other smells that have no match in the present. -Tita
    (Laura Esquivel, "Like Water for Chocolate")

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