"In particular circumstances, ordinary human beings are indeed capable of acting with atrocious inhumanity."
– Ali Rattansi, Racism: A Very Short Introduction
"But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around—they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late."
"Maybe this world is another planet’s hell."
"I do not desire mediocre love. I want to drown in someone."
"Some names will always taste bitter."