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For none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
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Gustave Flaubert, Charles Bovary

French realist novelist (1821 - 1880)

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