• Some things are so impossible, so fantastic, that when they happen, you are not at all surprised. Their sheer impossibility has made you imagine them too many times in your head, and when you find yourself on that longed-for moonlit path, it seems unreal but still, somehow, familiar. You dreamed of it, of course; you know it like a memory.

    Andrew Sean Greer (2007). “The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel”, p.65, Farrar, Straus and Giroux