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    What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    If August passes
    flowerless,
    and the frosts come,
    will I have learned to rejoice enough
    in the sober wonder of
    green healthy leaves?
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)