5 favourite quotes from my fiction

5) If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. – George Eliot. (For the Light of the Stars)

4) To Romans I set no boundary in space or time. I have granted them dominion, and it has no end. Virgil, The Aeneid. (The Prophet)

3) If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts right through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. (Shards of Babylon)

2) Freedom is like life. You cannot be given life in installments. You cannot be given breath but no body, nor a heart but no blood vessels. Freedom is one thing — you have it all or you are not free. – Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Way of the Warrior)

1) Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. — John Donne. (Shards of Babylon)

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