• Like some kind of strange vacuum cleaner I tried to console him. I recited the same old litanies that you say to people when you try to help their broken hearts, but words can't help at all. It's just the sound of another human voice that makes the only difference. There's nothing you're ever going to say that's going to make anybody happy when they're feeling shitty about losing somebody that they love.

    Richard Brautigan (1995). “Revenge of the Lawn, The Abortion, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away”, p.33, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt