• What you call your personality, you know? --it's not like actual bones, or teeth, something solid. It's more like a flame. A flame can be upright, and a flame can flicker in the wind, a flame can be extinguished so there's no sign of it, like it had never been.

    Joyce Carol Oates (2009). “I Am No One You Know: And Other Stories”, p.85, Zondervan