We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love.
A wise man does not step betwixt the beast and his meat
I added ‘writers’ to my list of people not to trust. They make everything up.
Our ancestors built temples for their gods. We build department stores.
Orito banishes all thoughts of Jacob de Zoet, and recalls Jacob de Zoet.
The sacred is a fine hiding place for the profane.
But thought has no eyelids to close or ears to block…
Implausible truth can serve one better than plausible fiction
There’s no future in stories…Stories are things of the past, things for museums.
Her zaman başka bir savaş çıkar, Robert. Kökleri hiçbir zaman tamamen kazınmaz. Savaşları ne alevlendirir? Güç arzusu, insan doğasının belkemiği. Şiddet tehdidi, şiddet korkusu ya da şiddetin kendisi bu dehşet verici arzunun aracıdır. Güç arzusunu...