Sentimentalists ... Adopt whatever merit is in good repute, and almost make it hateful with their praise. The warmer their expressions, the colder we feel.... Cure the drunkard, heal the insane, mollify the homicide, civilize the pawnee, but what lessons can be devised for the debauchee of sentiment?
The ability to "fantasize" is the ability to survive. it's wonderful to speak about this subject because there have been so many wrong-headed people dealing with it.... the so-called realists are trying to drive us insane, and i refuse to be driven insane.... we survive by fantasizing. take that away from us and the whole damned human race goes down the drain.
You'd be surprised. besides, they don't even send royal traitors to prison, rose. everyone knows that." i scoffed. "are you insane? of course they do. what else do you think they do with traitors? set them free and tell them not to do it again?" "no," said abe, just before he turned away. "they execute traitors.