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“Thomas the Apostle. When Jesus wanted to return to Judea, knowing that he would probably be murdered there, Thomas said to the others, "Let us also go, that we might die with him.” But Thomas was not remembered for this bravery. His claim to fame came later… when he refused to acknowledge the resurrection. He just couldn’t wrap his mind around it. The story goes… that he needed to touch Jesus’ wounds to be convinced.“ — “So was he?”  ”Of course he was. We’re all convinced sooner or later, Jack.”

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“Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.“
"Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
    
 
                                        ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] is sweet, very childlike.”

Q: Does he like to giggle?MJ:He [Nelson Mandela] loves children because when I went to see him I had some kids with me and people were saying the kids have to stay, but Michael Jackson can come. I said. "I’m sure Mr. Mandela wouldn’t mind seeing children. I won’t go in unless the children go too.” I remember his representatives looked at me like this [makes stern and suspicious facial expression] and they went back and then they said, “Everybody come.” The first thing Mandela did is run to the children and pick them up and hug them. I knew he was that kind of man and he loved them. He was talking to them and then he shook my hand. I knew I was right.“