„You see, there’s a fundamental connection between seeming and being. Every Fae child knows this, but you mortals never seem to see. We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.“

Source: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 92, “The Music that Plays” (p. 716)

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