• there are so many books left to read. For that reason alone it is worth going on living. Books make me happy, the help me escape from reality

    Félix J. Palma
  • Before cruelly vilifying them from a great height, the mudslingers at newspapers and journals should bear in mind that all artistic endeavors were by and large a mixture of effort and imagination, the embodiment of a solitary endeavor, of a sometimes long-nurtured dream, when they were not a desperate bid to give life meaning

    Félix J. Palma
  • For the very first time Andrew realized that life, real life, had no connection with the way people spent their days, whose lips they kissed, what medals were pinned on them, or the shoes they mended. Life, real life went on soundlessly...ultimately there was no difference between Queen Victoria and the most wretched beggar in London: both were complex machines made up of bone, organ, and tissue, whose fuel was the breath of God

    Félix J. Palma
  • Time is a river sweeping away all that is born towards the darkest shore

    Félix J. Palma
  • Why had his mother gone to the trouble of bringing him into the world if the most exciting moment in his life was having been made lame by a bayonet?

    Félix J. Palma
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