If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
Pale rays of light tiptoed across the waters; and by and by there was to be heard a sound at once the most musical and the most melancholy in the world: the mermaids calling to the moon.
“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and…bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things,but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”
I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.