„The bird is gone, and in what meadow does it now sing?“

—  Philip K. Dick, libro Scorrete lacrime, disse il poliziotto

Origine: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

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Origine: Postal Service releases Maya Angelou stamp with quote from another author, Josh Hicks, 7 April 2015, Washington Post, 9 April 2015 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/07/postal-serves-releases-maya-angelou-stamp-with-quote-from-another-author/,

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