--Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants
Be calm. God awaits you at the door.
--Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love In The Time Of Cholera
His weakness was his belief that evil had boundaries.
--Erik Larson, The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America
Now call down your dark and your cold and be damned.
--Cormac McCarthy, The Road
The only word for goodness is goodness, and it is not enough.
--Pat Conroy, The Prince Of Tides
However hard he tried, he could never manage to make himself visible to human eyes and not because he can't, since for him nothing is impossible, it's simply that he wouldn't know what face to wear when introducing himself to the beings he supposedly created and who probably wouldn't recognize him anyway. There are those who say we're very fortunate that god chooses not to appear before us, because compared with the shock we would get were such a thing to happen, our fear of death would be mere child's play. Besides, all the many things that have been said about god and about death are nothing but stories, and this is just another one.
--Jose Saramago, Death With Interruptions