The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind’s eye only, fade out in sand. Nadine Gordimer

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“Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.”
― Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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