„By the way, we feel we must mention that death, by herself and alone, with no external help, has always killed far less than mankind has.“

—  José Saramago, Death with Interruptions, Death with Interruptions (2005), A propósito, não resistiremos a recordar que a morte, por si mesma, sozinha, sem qualquer ajuda externa, sempre matou muito menos que o homem. p. 117
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A propósito, não resistiremos a recordar que a morte, por si mesma, sozinha, sem qualquer ajuda externa, sempre matou muito menos que o homem.

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