A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.
You mustn’t believe everything you see. The image of reality we perceive with our eyes is only an illusion, an optical effect. Light is a great liar.
Whenever it poured like this, Max felt as if time was pausing. It was like a ceasefire during which you could stop whatever you were doing and just stand by a window for hours, watching the performance, an endless curtain of tears falling from heaven.
What’s important is that you’re working. I’ve always said that idleness dulls the spirit. We have to keep the brain busy, or at least the hands if we don’t have a brain.
What sort of technology is this that can send a man to the moon but can’t put a piece of bread on every human being’s table?
What are you going to do? What all old people do: sit down and remember, and ask myself what would have happened if I’d done everything differently.