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Only the Spirit lives forever, and the Spirit isn’t a thing.”
-- Adam One (chapter 2)

Importance: Adam One explains that there is no such thing as immortality of the body. Nothing lasts forever.

What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spill out the light?”
-- Toby (chapter 3)

Importance: Toby considers the idea that the sun might break for each new dawn. What is the importance of the words we choose and why are so many of them violent. Does life only come at the cost of destruction?

“If you are clutched or even touched, you to will drown.”
-- Adam One (chapter 5)

Importance: The plague is spread by touch. It takes advantage of the human need for fellowship and comfort when injured.

How can anyone reason that the failure to measure the Immeasurable proves its non-existence?”
-- Adam One (The Feast of Adam and All Primates)

Importance: Adam's speech is saying that it is impossible to prove a negative and...

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