"Characters. My Characters of dear and such; my characters from which I'm made and unmade: you all make up my face in this story, like brushed colors reflecting through your eyes, as if the sound of a melody harmonized each other in every moment that has passed, as if the sculpt of a body moves gracefully in dance, as if life's purpose were just to live and relive so one would feel alive . . ."
- The Author, Chapter XVI "The Mind"
“To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And opposing end them? To die: To sleep;
No more; and by sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;”
-Hamlet, William Shakespeare