"Having something to lose is what makes life worth living."
"I think back in the caveman days, our ancestors would huddle around the fire at night and the wolves would be howling in the dark, just beyond the light. And one person would start talking and he would tell a story so we wouldn't be so scared in the dark."
"It's not the page count that's important. It's telling the story."
"The world is changing. There's a reason why aristocrats developed weak chins."
"Humankind is the only virus cursed to live with the horrifying knowledge of its host's fragile mortality."
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."
"If you're prepared to adapt and learn, you can transform."
"The suit is the modern gentleman's armor."
“A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity when, for a few brief seconds, the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh, it’s as though it had all just come into existence. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.”