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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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    car aucun de nous ne peut jamais exprimer la mesure exacte de ses besoins, de ses pensées ou de ses chagrins; et la parole humaine est comme une bouilloire craquelée sur laquelle nous exploitons des rythmes bruts dans lesquels les ours dansent, tandis que nous aspirons à faire de la musique qui fondra les étoiles.

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