„I am accused. I dream of massacres.
I am a garden of black and red agonies. I drink them,
Hating myself, hating and fearing. And now the
world conceives
Its end and runs toward it, arms held out in love.“

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Black as pitch and white as snow,
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So equal justice shall be done
And life shared between moon and sun.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

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„I hate nobody: I am in charity with the world.“

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—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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—  Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017

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„I hate myself for loving you.“

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—  Nikita Gokhale Indian Actress, Indian Model 1990

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—  Eugène Terre'Blanche South African police officer, farmer, political activist, white supremacist 1941 - 2010

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