„Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering — because you can't take it all in at once.“

As quoted in Audrey Hepburn : A Bio-bibliography (1994) by David Hofstede

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—  Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000

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