"I’ve had so many knives stuck into me, when they hand me a flower I can’t quite make out what it is. It takes time."
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
"I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible."
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via rauchwolken)