I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. My attachments are always excessively strong.
— Jane Austen (via theselittlewondersstillremain)
IT HAS JUST COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THEY CHANGED THE GREEN SKITTLES FROM LIME TO GREEN APPLE AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THIS MY WHOLE WORLD HAS CHANGED
But what are a hundred million deaths? When one has served in a war, one hardly knows what a dead man is, after a while. And since a dead man has no substance unless one has actually seen him dead, a hundred million corpses broadcast through history are more than a puff of smoke in the imagination.
— The Plague by Albert Camus