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(About Chance, Home, Joy & Excitement, Pleasure)

If you evade suffering you also evade the chance of joy. Pleasure you may get, or pleasures, but you will not be fulfilled. You will not know what it is to come home.

("The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia")


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