«There's a truth that's deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel.
It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world.»
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram