Philip K. Dick in VALIS
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
John Steinbeck in East of Eden
Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.
Ernest Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms
There is a sense in which we are all each other’s consequences.
Wallace Stegner in All the Little Live Things
There are some things that are so unforgivable they make other things easily forgivable.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Half a Yellow Sun