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A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications.... Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, vol. 3, ch. 5 (1976).
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