I’ve always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty, and art, and horror of everything this world has to offer.
The only way to view the truth of life, is to stand apart from it, to see the consequence of every thought, every action. But still, we are bound by time and space, unable to steer our destiny.
Having a thought is not the same as doing it. If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged.
Hannibal follows several trains of thought at once without distraction from any. One of the trains is always for his own amusement.