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Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes: Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye.
         

Everyone struggles against despair, but it always wins in the end. It has to. It's the thing that lets us say goodbye.


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