This is it, the most powerful thing in the world because all men go crazy for it, more precious than gold since for its sake rich men lose fortunes, sweeter than power because craving for it makes leaders of countries risk their jobs, more powerful than honor because it makes fools of respectable men…
It’s more powerful than all the world for it contains the whole world plus heaven and hell beside…
The power of this grace makes nuclear bombs look like firecrackers."
Appears the two were both idealistic idiots who thought that with law and medicine hand in hand they could change the world.
"I was naive," she says, "I didn’t realize people change easier than worlds."
After getting married, she says, she was working long days in a hospital, the husband was struggling to make it as a lawyer. They’d come home tired and flop in front of the tele. Forgotten their lofty schemes, they were becoming the sort of people they once despised. “I mean,” she says, growing more passionate, “the sort of people for whom the world’s nothing more than a box of dancing illusions, whose ideas of what’s important stop at the edges of their own self-interest.”
"We were drifting to a place I did not want to be. I could foresee golfing weekends and evenings out with company wives, the whole hateful middle-class flapdoodle.
If the marriage had been better in other ways I might have tried harder to save it. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t.”
-Animal’s People, Indra Sinha
happiness exists mostly in drugs and retrospect
break my heart in the present, make me beg for the past
make me think it was whole; I had a taste, it didn’t last
tear through the calloused scars, make the damage look like new
like I’d be capable of love if it hadn’t been for you.