Some people—and I am one of them—hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm is the norm. Doom should not jam. The avalanche stopping in its tracks a few feet above the cowering village behaves not only unnaturally but unethically.
Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin (via supermodelgif)
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He succeeded in being considered totally uninteresting. People left him alone. And that was all he wanted.
Patrick Süskind , Perfume: the story of a murderer.