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This online, advertisement-free and entirely non-profit Book of Quotations fully respects the copyrights of the authors of the original literary, film, etc. works from which outstanding, brief excerpts are quoted in this Book of Quotations with the sole purpose to advertize and promote those outstanding literary, film, etc. works in their entirety.

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