There was only one thing emptier than having lived without love, and that was having lived without pain.
Some say the reason so many criminals go free is that the legal system is a net with a large mesh. But that gives a completely false picture. It’s a thin, fine-meshed net that catches the small fry but tears when the big fish crash into it.
It’s chance and nuances that separate the hero from the villain. That’s how it’s always been. Righteousness is the virtue of the lazy and the visionless. Without lawbreakers and disobedience we would still be living in a feudal society.
And to imagine you are at the heart of what you think is justice and then suddenly lose all sense of direction and become the very thing you oppose.