• To say she was my girlfriend was absurd: no one the wrong side of thirty has a girlfriend… I suppose I ought to have realize it’s ominous that forty thousand years of human language had failed to produce a word for our relationship

    Robert Harris
  • People perish. Books are immortal

    Robert Harris
  • Civilization was a relentless war that man was doomed to lose eventually. - Pg. 195

    Robert Harris
  • For them, it was just an ordinary miracle

    Robert Harris
  • Nature has granted man no better gift than the shortness of life. The senses grow dull, the limbs are numb, sight, bearing, gait, even the teeth and alimentary organs die before we do, and yet this period is reckoned a portion of life." - Pg. 82

    Robert Harris
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