’Every now and again I am staggered by the extraordinary greed of these people,’ said Courilof. ‘An ordinary man has the right to be greedy, because he knows that otherwise he would starve to death. But these people who have everything — money, friends in high places, property — they never have enough. I just don’t understand it.
The Courilof Affair – Irene Nemirovsky
“Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.”
The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman