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Impenitent Knowledge


“It is impossible to transmit one’s wisdom, one’s life experience, to anybody else. Knowledge is transmissible, but deductions from knowledge, no. Everybody has to burn his own hand, before he keeps it out of the fire.”

From The Impenitent Midge, by Vladimir Krymov



"If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution." I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."

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