• Man is born to live, to suffer, and to die, and what befalls him is a tragic lot. There is no denying this in the final end. But we must deny it all along the way.

    Thomas Wolfe, Maxwell Evarts Perkins, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Park Bucker (2000). “To Loot My Life Clean: The Thomas Wolfe--Maxwell Perkins Correspondence”, p.21, Univ of South Carolina Press