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Quotation by Augusto Roa Bastos
Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.
Augusto Roa Bastos (b. 1917), Paraguayan novelist. I the Supreme (1974, trans. 1986, repr. 1988).
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