Wikiquote:Quote of the day/November 15, 2017

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This terrified baby was almost the only human being left alive in Shanghai's South Station after brutal Japanese bombing HD-SN-99-02790.jpg  
In wartime Shanghai I saw so many horrors … Civilised life is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is, we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.
~ J. G. Ballard ~