“…in conclusion it is apparent that the world is the story of mankind,
and if ideas ever cross the hills and are so persistent as to transcend the ages then they are the ideas of mankind,
and if ever I found solace it was in the words of mankind,
and if creations are ever so beautiful as to grant the strength to go on then they are the creations of mankind,
and if terrible the same,
and it was always enough.

And in that there is perhaps more comfort than I even thought possible.”

de favoriete uitspraak van de oudste uit Winston Rowntree’s Subnormality