It was as unbelievable as the moon catching fire.
("Life of Pi")
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It is simple and brutal: a person can get used to anything, even to killing.
It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.
The tennis challenger starts strong but soon loses confidence in his playing. The champion racks up the games. But in the final set, when the challenger has nothing left to lose, he becomes relaxed again, insouciant, daring. Suddenly he's playing like the devil and the champion must work hard to get those last points.
That's what fiction is about, isn't it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?
A realization that the founding principle of existence is what we call love, which works itself out sometimes not clearly, not cleanly, not immediately, nonetheless ineluctably.
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