“Far more beguiling than the idea that evil can be destroyed by throwing a piece of expensive jewelry into a volcano is the possibility that evil can be defused by talking. The fantasy of justice is more interesting than the fantasy of fairies, and more truly fantastic.”
– Terry Pratchett – A Slip Of The Keyboard
Sir, sometimes I feel there are no heroes, no villains. Just men, ordinary men locked up by circumstances, good or bad. This I truly believe, and I suggest that you believe it too.
That is the salvation of the nature of journalism, the knowledge that there is almost always a different perspective from which to see the conundrum.
It is to your credit that you recognize that if he was a monster then it was other monstrous things which made him so. The iron forged on the anvil cannot be blamed for the hammer.
The truth is a fog, in which one man sees the heavenly host and the other one sees a flying elephant.
The whole of life was a game. But if it was a game, then were you the player or were you the pawn?
The thing about secrets is that they are usually best kept by just one person. That was the special thing about secrets. Some people seemed to think that the best way to keep a secret was to tell as many people as possible; what could possibly go wrong for a secret when there were so many people defending it?
Anyone can rise if they have enough yeast.
There were two ways of looking at the world, but only one when you are starving.