And if you’re going to criticize me for not finishing the whole thing and tying it up in a bow for you, why, do us both a favor and write your own damn book, only have the decency to call it a romance instead of a history, because history’s got no bows on it, only frayed ends of ribbons and knots that can’t be untied. It ain’t a pretty package, but then it’s not your birthday that I know of so I’m under no obligation to give you a gift.

Orson Scott Card (b. 1951) American author
Alvin Journeyman, ch. 1 (1996)

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