“I have less guilt because there is less anger.” (At Seventy)
“Two carabinieri are on guard in the street. One says, ‘Look, a dead seagull.’ The other looks up at the sky and says, ‘Where?’
“Bear in mind,” she told Cally, “that whatever you do choose as an occupation, in due course, will form the habits of a lifetime” from ‘License to Kill’ (p 96).
“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)”.
“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).”
“The past is kept where the past has been until it is dreamed back again”