The trouble with humans, Joe, is that we’re weak. A man sees a pretty face, he wants her. It’s natural. It’s animal.
Turns out there’s nothing you’ll ever take that nature won’t take back. It all belongs to her again.
To do nothing is the hardest job of all. And it will take every ounce of energy that you have. To be impartial is not natural, not human.
When the Great Library burned, the first 10,000 years of stories were reduced to ash. But those stories never really perished, they became a new story. The story of the fire itself. Of man’s urge to take a thing of beauty and strike the match.