• Ultimately, though, it's living people that frighten me the most. It's always seemed to me that nothing could be scarier than a person, because as dreadful places can be, they're still just places; and no matter how awful ghosts might seem, they're just dead people. I always thought that the most terrifying things anyone could ever think up were the things living people came up with.

    Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich (2006). “Hardboiled: & Hard Luck”, p.10, Grove Press