„You marry to be worthy of a gift, and want to say so out loud, but without shouting.“

"Next" (p. 5)
Private Lives in the Imperial City (1979)
Kontext: You marry to be worthy of a gift, and want to say so out loud, but without shouting. One doesn't shout a prayer. Marriage is one of the few ceremonies left to us about which it is impossible — or at least self-demeaning — to be cynical.

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