• ("I love you," someone says, and instantly we begin to wonder - "Well, how much?" - and when the answer comes - "With my whole heart" - we then wonder about the wholeness of a fickle heart.) Our lovers, our husbands, our wives, our fathers, our gods - they are all beyond us.

    Tim O'Brien (2006). “In the Lake of the Woods”, p.110, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt