„Long ago, among other lies they were taught that silence was bravery.“

—  Charles Bukowski, kniha Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

Zdroj: Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

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Charles Bukowski53
americký spisovateľ 1920 - 1994

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