„How many people came and stayed a certain time,
Uttered light or dark speech that became part of you
Like light behind windblown fog and sand
Filtered and influenced by it, until no part
Remains that is surely you.“

— John Ashbery

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— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
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