„You don't need to be told some things. You can sometimes tell more by a man's silence and the set of his head than by what he says.“

Zdroj: Jayber Crow

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„There is so much silence between the words,
you say. You say, The sensed absence
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amount to much the same thing,
only in reverse.“

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