“…the books are packed in close, and they don’t let any light through. The air might be thinner, too. I think I see a bat.”
“Eh bien. I have thought. And you?” (210).
“Noor eventually came to learn that we see what we want to see” (165).
“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).”
“He was not willfully old-fashioned…he sometimes wondered if there might not be hidden costs for a humanity…”