I hadn’t wanted to get involved or to accept any personal responsibility….[so] that I would be ready to drop everything at any moment and flee. Ever since I was a [child] I’ve needed that feeling, that theoretical escape route. It never appealed to me to stay in the same place, making incessant renovations. What I wanted was to be disengaged, to escape from everything and live far away where no one could find me.
— Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, And Still the Earth...
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