• And I can imagine Farmer saying he doesn't care if no one else is willing to follow their example. He's still going to make these hikes, he'd insist, because if you say that seven hours is too long to walk for two families of patients, you're saying that their lives matter less than some others', and the idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.

    Tracy Kidder (2003). “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World”, p.338, Random House