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Quotation by Alfred Döblin
Lost at night in an immense forest, I only have a small light to guide me. A man appears who tells me: "My friend, blow out your candle in order to find your way." This man is a theologian. The sea, fluid garden filled with animals and plants.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. Journey to Poland, ch. 10 (1925).
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