I've always told people that for each person there is a sentence- a series of words- which has
the power to destroy him. When Fat told me about Leon Stone I realized (this came years after
the first realization) that another sentence exists, another series of words, which will heal
the person. If you're lucky you will get the second; but you can be certain of getting the
first: that is the way it works. On their own, without training, individuals know how to deal
out the lethal sentence, but training is required to deal out the second.
Philip K. Dick, from Valis
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