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Quotation by Annie Dillard
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It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator—our very self-consciousness—is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
Annie Dillard (b. 1945), U.S. author, poet. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, ch. 6 (1974).
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