What do most people mean when they say that? So young. Something innocent, something appealing, something helpless. But youth is not that! Youth is crude, youth is strong, youth is powerful – yes, and cruel! And one thing more – youth is vulnerable.
To know you have permanently injured another human being is the heaviest burden anyone could have to bear.
One must accept truth. It’s no good basing your life on a lie because it’s what you want to believe.
One does not, you know, employ merely the muscles. I do not need to bend and measure the footprints and pick up the cigarette ends and examine the bent blades of grass. It is enough for me to sit back in my chair and think. It is this” – he tapped his egg-shaped head – “this that functions!