• For Rat Kiley, I think, facts were formed by sensation, not the other way around, and when you listened to one of his stories, you'd find yourself performing rapid calculations in your head, subtracting superlatives, figuring the square root of an absolute and then multiplying by maybe.

    Tim O'Brien (2009). “The Things They Carried”, p.85, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt