“Two carabinieri are on guard in the street. One says, ‘Look, a dead seagull.’ The other looks up at the sky and says, ‘Where?’
“For those of you who do not know me, the first thing I need to say is that I’m not a human being” (3).
“And so, “ziaclara” was created. “
“As I am sure you will agree, one of the great strengths of the British people is a clear understanding of one’s place (103)”.
“I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn’t excite me, only what Lila touched became important. If she withdrew, if her voice withdrew from thing, the things got dirty, dusty (100).”
“All those words, and the pleasure they had provided for people over the years: escape, entertainment, education…he had changed minds (12).”
“An otter slid into the burn as I started along the path, and I saw a kingfisher darting among the low branches trailing in the water…”