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Nowhere has truth such a short life as in Sicily; a fact has scarcely happened five minutes before its genuine kernel has vanished, been camouflaged, embellished, disfigured, squashed, annihilated by imagination and self interest; shame, fear, generosity, malice, opportunism, charity, all the passions, good as well as evil, fling themselves onto the fact and tear it to pieces; very soon it has vanished altogether.
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To rage and mock is gentlemanly, to grumble and whine is not.

— Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

As always the thought of his own death calmed him as much as that of others disturbed him: was it perhaps because, when all was said and done, his own death would in the first place mean that of the whole world?

— Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.

— Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

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