You don’t pay back your parents. You can’t. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It’s a sort of entailment. Or if you don’t have children of the body, it’s left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.

Lois McMaster Bujold (b. 1949) American author
A Civil Campaign (1999)

Added on 7-Sep-11 | Last updated 7-Sep-11
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