Saturday, 1 May 2010


"Only then did I learn that the Belgian had inhaled a solution of gold cyanide--which he shared with his dog--after seeing All Quiet on the Western Front, the picture by Lewis Milestone based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Popular intuition, which always finds the truth even when it seems impossible, understood and proclaimed that the Belgian had not been able to endure the shock of seeing himself crushed with his decimated patrol in a morass of mud in Normandy." -Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Living to Tell the Tale, p.100-101.

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