„Human beings suffer agonies, and their sad fates become legends; poets write verses about them and playwrights compose dramas, and the remembrance of past grief becomes a source of present pleasure - such is the strange alchemy of the spirit.“

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americký romanopisec, spisovatel, novinář, politický akti... 1878 - 1968
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