Worte können sein wie…

Worte können sein wie winzige Arsendosen: sie werden unbemerkt verschluckt, sie scheinen keine Wirkung zu tun, und nach einiger Zeit ist die Giftwirkung doch da.

Words can be like tiny arsenic doses: they are swallowed unnoticed, they seem to have no effect, and after some time, the toxic effect is there nonetheless.

(Victor Klemperer, LTI)

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