Alphabetarion # Circumstances | Machado de Assis, 1883

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“The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering
about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything depends
on the circumstances, a rule applicable as much to literary style as to life.
 Each word tugs another one along, one idea another, and that is how books,
governments and revolutions are made – some even say that is how
Nature created her species.”

 Machado de Assis, Those Cousins from Sapucaia, 1883


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