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"And Gandhi, I reflected, just couldn't do anything but resist oppression nonviolently and go to prison and finally get shot" (Tallis, pg. 2.)

"Do you think Gandhi was interested in art?... I think you're right. Neither in art nor in science. And that's why we killed him... Yes, we. The intelligent, the active, the forward-looking, the believers in Order and Perfection. Whereas Gandhi was a reactionary who believed only in people. Squalid little individuals governing themselves, village by village, and worshipping the Brahman who is also Atman. It was intolerable. No wonder we bumped him off" (Tallis, pg. 6.)

"And when you finally get what you want, it's never what you thought it was going to be" (Tallis, pg. 8.)

"The leech's kiss, the squid's embrace, The prurient ape's defiling touch: And do you like the human race? No, not much. THIS MEANS YOU, KEEP OUT" (Tallis, pg. 15.)

"Looking back from the...

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