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Blames Quotes By John Maynard Keynes

One blames politicians, not for inconsistency but for obstinacy. They are the interpreters, not the masters, of our fate. It is their job, in fact, to register the fact accompli. — John Maynard Keynes

Blames Quotes By Jasinda Wilder

She still blames herself. I always knew she did, and hoped time would cure her of that, but I can see, without having even spoken to her, that she still carries the weight. There's darkness in this girl now. I almost don't want to get involved. She'll hurt me. I know this. I can see it, feel it coming. She's got so much pain, so many cracks and shards and jags in her soul, and I'm going to get cut by her if I'm not careful. I can't fix her. I know this, too. I'm not going to try. I've had too many goody-goody girls hook up with me, thinking they can fix me. — Jasinda Wilder

Blames Quotes By Bill Mollison

Too often, the pastoralist blames the weeds and seeks a chemical rather than a management solution; too seldom do we find an approach combining the sensible utilisation of grasshoppers and grubs as a valuable dried-protein supplement for fish or food pellets, and a combination of soil conditioning, slashing, and de-stocking or re-seeding to restore species balance. — Bill Mollison

Blames Quotes By Chris Ware

No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon, as they might with a painting or 'real' art; they simply think it's a bad cartoon. — Chris Ware

Blames Quotes By Megan McKenna

Jesus is dangerous to society, to the status quo, and to contemporary piety. This clarity of preaching cannot be allowed to continue. It is like a cold, a virus that infects all who suffer and who love under conditions that only worsen, in a world that blames those who are poor and do not live up to religious expectations. — Megan McKenna

Blames Quotes By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

One must first learn to live oneself before one blames others — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Blames Quotes By Sigmund Freud

We have learned, for example, that the more virtuous a man is the more severe is his super-ego, and that he blames himself for misfortunes for which he is clearly not responsible. — Sigmund Freud

Blames Quotes By Yasmine Marouf Araibi

It is funny how we hurt ourselves, isn't it? We're the reason of what happens to us, we're the reason of our suffering, we choose the wrong people to hang with, to date and to love. The mind blames the heart, the heart blames the lover and that's how the cycle of life and love goes. Sometimes, we're so afraid to lose people and end up alone. Despite of their hurting, we think that if we chase them away we'll never be able to fill their places, we fear feeling empty and alone and most of all we fear the fact that they may move on before us. — Yasmine Marouf Araibi

Blames Quotes By Israelmore Ayivor

Stop blaming people for not helping you. No matter how your teacher teaches you to recite a poem, you can't wear her smiling face to the platform. You've got to put that smile on your own face. — Israelmore Ayivor

Blames Quotes By Anna Godbersen

Good girls hold their heads high by daylight,
Their grace and their virtue soaring with kites,
While bad girls slink along in their shame-
Everyone stares at them, everyone blames.
But those bad girls sleep soundly at night,
Ne'er do their consciences wake them in a fright,
While our good girls toss and they turn-
They lay awake for those who will burn. — Anna Godbersen

Blames Quotes By Cassandra Clare

No one blames her."
"That never matters," said Alec. "Not when you blame yourself. — Cassandra Clare

Blames Quotes By Jean Cocteau

Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself. — Jean Cocteau

Blames Quotes By Israelmore Ayivor

Blames create no change; winners don't apportion blames; only losers have the potentials to do that! — Israelmore Ayivor

Blames Quotes By Ayn Rand

An irresponsible person is a person who makes vague promises, then breaks his word, blames it on circumstances and expects other people to forgive it. — Ayn Rand

Blames Quotes By Taylor Stevens

This doll-guy situation is an extreme of what I deal with in everyday life, where men believe that what they want I want, and they project that on to me and then blame me, curse me, when I don't respond the way they've fantasized, like it's some personal attack on them, like they're entitled to something. Doll guy and dog guy and rape guy, the dangerous ones, they just go a step further and take it anyway. Then they blame you and the way you look for what they did. What's worse is that a lot of the time, society blames you, too. — Taylor Stevens

Blames Quotes By Janet Mills

You don't have to concern yourself with other people's points of view. Once you can see that nothing others say or do is about you, it doesn't matter who gossips about you, who blames you, who rejects you, who disagree with your point of view. All the gossip doesn't affect you. You don't even bother to defend your point of view.
You let the dogs bark, and surely they will bark, and bark, and bark. So what? Whatever people say doesn't affect you because you are immune to their opinions and their emotional poison. — Janet Mills

Blames Quotes By Elizabeth Warren

Paul Ryan looks around, sees three unemployed workers for every job opening in America, and blames the people who can't find a job. — Elizabeth Warren

Blames Quotes By Megan Whalen Turner

The soldier stooped to bring his lips close enough to my ear to say very quietly, "My king blames your master for the loss of his hand." That, — Megan Whalen Turner

Blames Quotes By Milton Berle

They've finally comes up with the perfect office computer. If it makes a mistake, it blames another computer. — Milton Berle

Blames Quotes By Becca Ritchie & Kristia Ritchie

She blames herself. I hurt from knowing that I hurt her. Even when we know all of these other people are to blame. My friends. The media. Not her. Not me.

I can't help myself. I continue the cycle and I say, "I don't want to hurt you."

Lily is quiet for a moment before she says, "I'm tougher than you think. You just need to believe in me. You know, like a fairy."

I do believe in fairies. I do. I do. The jubilant chorus from Peter Pan fills my ears.

I look up at her, tears in both our eyes. Is that how we end this? I trust that I can share my grief with her and that she won't crumble beneath the pain?

She nods to me like go on. I can handle it. — Becca Ritchie & Kristia Ritchie

Blames Quotes By Stephen King

I realized the shells were talking in a voice I recognized. I should have; it was my own. Had I always known that? I suppose I had. On some level, unless we're mad, I think most of us know the various voices of our own imaginations.
And of our memories, of course. They have voices, too. Ask anyone who has ever lost a limb or a child or a long-cherished dream. Ask anyone who blames himself for a bad decision, usually made in a raw instant (an instant that is most commonly red). Our memories have voices, too. Often sad ones that clamor like raised arms in the dark. — Stephen King

Blames Quotes By Paloma Faith

My mum came from nothing and didn't have many opportunities in her youth, and she blames a lot of her social inadequacies on that. — Paloma Faith

Blames Quotes By Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

We are told of the time when, with the same beliefs, with the same institutions, all the world seemed happy: why complain of these beliefs; why banish these institutions? We are slow to admit that that happy age served the precise purpose of developing the principle of evil which lay dormant in society; we accuse men and gods, the powers of earth and the forces of Nature. Instead of seeking the cause of the evil in his mind and heart, man blames his masters, his rivals, his neighbors, and himself; nations arm themselves, and slay and exterminate each other, until equilibrium is restored by the vast depopulation, and peace again arises from the ashes of the combatants. So loath is humanity to touch the customs of its ancestors, and to change the laws framed by the founders of communities, and confirmed by the faithful observance of the ages. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Blames Quotes By Nicholas Sparks

He's just ... immature. He thinks every woman he meets is crazy for him, gets angry at little things, and blames other people when things go wrong. — Nicholas Sparks

Blames Quotes By Laurell K. Hamilton

Trust me, Anita, if you get dead, especially if he blames himself in any way, he will be a force of destruction looking for a place to be aimed. And he's blamed himself for introducing you to Olaf here from the get-go. If Olaf did to you what he's done to some of his other victims, Edward would drown the world in blood to erase those images. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Blames Quotes By Henry Mintzberg

An unsuccessful manager blames failure on his obligations; the effective manager turns them to his own advantage. A speech is a chance to lobby ... a visit to an important customer a chance to extract trade information. — Henry Mintzberg

Blames Quotes By Peter York

Tabloid discussion of bad children always blames baby-boomer liberals, careerist mothers and fashion-crazed Nathan Barley types who think it's all enormously funny. But the centre-leftish psycho-thinker Oliver James says it's all down to the Thatcher-and-after culture of turbo-capitalism, making people acquisitive and unsatisfied. — Peter York

Blames Quotes By Mutabaruka

Every generation blames the generation before them. — Mutabaruka

Blames Quotes By Joel Surnow

Sometimes the world is just out of our control and we like to blames ourselves so that we can make sense out of it. — Joel Surnow

Blames Quotes By Stephen Fry

Blame, certainly, is a dish only edible when served fresh and warm. Old blames, grudges and scores congeal and curdle and cause the most terrible indigestion. — Stephen Fry

Blames Quotes By Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Whatever one of us blames in another, each one will find in his own heart. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Blames Quotes By Andrea Dworkin

The object, the woman, goes out into the world formed as men have formed her to be used as men wish to use her. She is then a provocation. The object provokes its use. It provokes its use because of its form, determined by the one who is provoked. The carpenter makes a chair, sits on it, then blames the chair because he is not standing. When the object complains about the use to which she is put, she is told, simply and firmly, not to provoke. — Andrea Dworkin

Blames Quotes By Lisa Kleypas

She blames me for taking you away from her."
"I was never hers in the first place. And this isn't some game of pass-the-parcel."
That made her grin. "If you're the parcel," she said, giving him a suggestive glance, "I would like to unwrap you. — Lisa Kleypas

Blames Quotes By Elbert Hubbard

Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it. — Elbert Hubbard

Blames Quotes By Roy A. Piercy

Show me a person who blames others for their problems, and I'll show you a miserable person. — Roy A. Piercy

Blames Quotes By Juliet Marillier

Your actions are your own. Your choices are your own. Each of us carries a burden of guilt for decisions made or not made. You can let that rule your whole life or you can put it behind you and move on. Only a madman lets jealousy determine the course of his existence. Only a weak man blames others for his own errors. — Juliet Marillier

Blames Quotes By An Abundance Of Katherines By John Green

Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses. — An Abundance Of Katherines By John Green

Blames Quotes By Dennis Miller

Pat Buchanan is so homo-phobic, he blames global warming on the AIDS quilt. — Dennis Miller

Blames Quotes By Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre
I desired more ... than was within my reach. Who blames me? Many call me discontented. I couldn't help it: the restlessness is in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes. — Charlotte Bronte

Blames Quotes By James Joyce

When a demand for intelligent sympathy goes unanswered he is a
too stern disciplinarian who blames himself for having offered a
dullard an opportunity to participate in the warmer movement of a more
highly organised life. — James Joyce

Blames Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

He who cannot dance blames the song. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Blames Quotes By Orson Scott Card

It is a weak man who blames his failures on the strength of others. — Orson Scott Card

Blames Quotes By J. Paul Getty

A man can fail, but he isn't a failure until he blames someone else. — J. Paul Getty

Blames Quotes By Paulo Coelho

He might dance down the street on his way to work, gaze into the eyes of a complete stranger and speak of love at first sight, or defend an apparently absurd idea. Warriors of light allow themselves days like these.
He is not afraid to weep over ancient sorrows or feel joy at new discoveries. When he feels that the moment has arrived, he drops everything and goes off on some long-dreamed-of adventure. When he realises that he can do no more, he abandons the fight, but never blames himself for having committed a few unexpected acts of folly.
A warrior does not spend his days trying to play the role that others have chosen for him. — Paulo Coelho

Blames Quotes By Pearl S. Buck

To repay evil with kindness is the proof of a good man; a superior man blames himself, a common man blames others. — Pearl S. Buck

Blames Quotes By H.L. Mencken

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark. — H.L. Mencken

Blames Quotes By Karen Armstrong

Ibn al-Arabi gave this advice:
Do not attach yourself to any particular creed exclusively, so that you may disbelieve all the rest; otherwise you will lose much good, nay, you will fail to recognize the real truth of the matter. God, the omnipresent and omnipotent, is not limited by any one creed, for he says, 'Wheresoever ye turn, there is the face of Allah' (Koran 2:109). Everyone praises what he believes; his god is his own creature, and in praising it he praises himself. Consequently, he blames the disbelief of others, which he would not do if he were just, but his dislike is based on ignorance. — Karen Armstrong

Blames Quotes By Jennifer Stone

As the medieval mind blamed God for human suffering, so the modern mind blames 'the system' for the industrial blight and plague of technology. — Jennifer Stone

Blames Quotes By Epictetus

A vulgar man, in any ill that happens to him, blames others; a novice in philosophy blames himself; and a philosopher blames neither, the one nor the other. — Epictetus

Blames Quotes By Sanhita Baruah

There's nothing more unattractive than a man who blames predestination for his own failures and a woman who blames men for her own vulnerability ...
Blame thyself — Sanhita Baruah

Blames Quotes By Daphne Du Maurier

A bad workman blames his tools. — Daphne Du Maurier

Blames Quotes By Coley Sohn

My mom blames California for me being a lesbian. Everything was fine until you moved out there. That's right, Mom, we have mandatory lesbianism in West Hollywood. The Gay Patrol busted me, and I was given seven business days to add a significant amount of flannel to my wardrobe. — Coley Sohn

Blames Quotes By Lucinda Riley

Each of us thinks that our own mistake is the worst, because we have made it. We all live with guilt for our actions, Maia. Especially if we have chosen to keep them inside us for as long as you have. I'm sitting here feeling only sadness for you, not disapproval. And I really think that anyone else who heard your story would feel the same. It's only you who blames yourself. — Lucinda Riley

Blames Quotes By Marcus Tullius Cicero

The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret
that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Blames Quotes By Lawrence Weiner

Artists try to ask questions, and within our society, unless there are artists, those questions don't get asked. And everybody blames the market. — Lawrence Weiner

Blames Quotes By Karl Pilkington

Me mum used to always have the radio on - even now she has it on in every room. Me girlfriend sort of blames that reason for me not doing that well at school - constant noise, really. — Karl Pilkington

Blames Quotes By Beverly Engel

When someone is unrelentingly critical of you, always finds fault, can never be pleased, and blames you for everything that goes wrong, it is the insidious nature and cumulative effects of the abuse that do the damage. Over time, this type of abuse eats away at your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, undermining any good feelings you have about yourself and about your accomplishments . — Beverly Engel

Blames Quotes By Max Cannon

We live in a society that blames everybody else for what's wrong. — Max Cannon

Blames Quotes By L.E. Modesitt Jr.

A culture that blames the rest of the world or the rest of the galaxy for its ills is likely to stoop to anything. One — L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Blames Quotes By Thomas S. Kuhn

Once a first paradigm through which to view nature has been found, there is no such thing as research in the absence of any paradigm. To reject one paradigm without simultaneously substituting another is to reject science itself. That act reflects not on the paradigm but on the man. Inevitably he will be seen by his colleagues as "the carpenter who blames his tools." The — Thomas S. Kuhn

Blames Quotes By George Pelecanos

The worst kind of novel is one that blames other people for the racial problem in order to make the reader feel good about himself. As if it's only rich white people or Republicans or conservatives who have this disease. — George Pelecanos

Blames Quotes By Golda Meir

There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row. — Golda Meir

Blames Quotes By John Steinbeck

The warfare between the unaroused male and female is constant and ferocious. Each blames the other for his loss of soul. — John Steinbeck

Blames Quotes By Sarah Silverman

Everybody blames the Jews for killing Christ, and the Jews try to pass it off on the Romans. I'm one of the few people who believes it was the blacks. — Sarah Silverman

Blames Quotes By Carl Rogers

The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others. — Carl Rogers

Blames Quotes By Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Gossip, public, private, social to fight against it either by word or pen seems, after all, like fighting with shadows. Everybody laughs at it, protests against it, blames and despises it; yet everybody does it, or at least encourages others in it: quite innocently, unconsciously, in such a small, harmless fashion yet we do it. We must talk about something, and it is not all of us who can find a rational topic of conversation, or discuss it when found. — Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

Blames Quotes By John Naughton

A paradigm is a powerful theoretical and methodological framework which defines the working lives of thousands of intelligent and disciplined minds. And paradigms do not attract the loyalty of such minds unless they 'work'. One of the first things a graduate student learns is that if there is a discrepancy between the paradigm and what he or she has discovered, then the automatic assumption is that the paradigm is right and the student wrong. Just as a good workman never blames his tools, so the diligent student never blames his paradigm — John Naughton

Blames Quotes By Abraham Foxman

Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak, and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews. — Abraham Foxman

Blames Quotes By Israelmore Ayivor

Never play a blame game. Your feet are aching because you put them into a tight shoe ... Nobody has it on; it's you who have it on! Your aims will help you to get out of trouble games, but not your blames! — Israelmore Ayivor

Blames Quotes By Toba Beta

The more mature a soul, the less it blames others. — Toba Beta

Blames Quotes By Dick Vitale

A loser is someone who makes excuses and alibis and blames everyone else for their losses and failures. — Dick Vitale

Blames Quotes By Denzel Washington

There's always got to be room for what you might call benign corruption. Nobody blames a man who steals food to feed his starving children, but on the other hand, somebody who picks up a badge and takes an oath to serve and protect; we do expect a certain level of essential honesty. — Denzel Washington

Blames Quotes By Ann-Marie MacDonald

Teresa blames herself for believing that she was indispensable to Mahmoud. Pride goeth before a fall. — Ann-Marie MacDonald

Blames Quotes By Marianne Williamson

United States today, there is a widespread, malignant thought form that other people are the problem. Conservatives tend to blame liberals for our problems, while liberals blame conservatives. The media blames almost everyone, and almost everyone blames immigrants. Some people are convinced homosexuals are the problem, while others think that single mothers are the problem. Still others think the Christian Right is the problem, and far, far too many people think that our parents were the problem. The entire culture has become a hysterical blame session. — Marianne Williamson

Blames Quotes By Toba Beta

Sinful heart blames. — Toba Beta

Blames Quotes By Aesop

The loiterer often blames delay on his more active friend. — Aesop

Blames Quotes By Salman Rushdie

This paranoid Islam, which blames outsider, 'infidels', for all the ills of Muslim societies, and whose proposed remedy is the closing of those societies to the rival project of modernity, is presently the fastest growing version of Islam in the world. — Salman Rushdie

Blames Quotes By Taylor Caldwell

One, if one is sensible, blames government, not the servers of government, not those entangled in their governments. — Taylor Caldwell

Blames Quotes By Jose Rizal

No one blames a pilot who takes refuge in port when the storm begins to blow. It is not cowardice to duck under a bullet; what is wrong is to defy it only to fall and never rise again. — Jose Rizal

Blames Quotes By A.S. King

Nature is so lucky. People can look at it and think nothing. No one analyzes it. No one blames it. No one underestimates it. Most people respect it. When we look at an ocean after an oil spill, we don't smirk and say, "Well, look at this shithole you are now!" We pity it. We wish it hadn't happened. We hope it gets better and that the fish who live there don't die or grow babies who have two heads. Maybe if we all saw ourselves as nature, we'd be kinder. — A.S. King

Blames Quotes By Immortal Technique

I hope one of my fans has one of your kids shot: and blames it on acid, prozac, and slipknot. — Immortal Technique

Blames Quotes By Alex Marwood

But let's face it: society doesn't really care who it blames, as long as it blames someone — Alex Marwood

Blames Quotes By Noel Anenberg

And unlike most of our kin, he did not stay angry and blame white folk for his shortcomings like an adult child blames his once abusive parent. — Noel Anenberg

Blames Quotes By Publilius Syrus

He blames Neptune unjustly who twice suffers shipwreck. — Publilius Syrus

Blames Quotes By Mitch McConnell

We're living under the Obama economy. Any CEO in America with a record like this after three years on the job would be graciously shown the door. This president blames the managers instead. He blames the folks on the shop floor. He blames the weather. — Mitch McConnell

Blames Quotes By Josh Linkner

A winner makes mistakes. A loser blames others for them. — Josh Linkner

Blames Quotes By Robert Fisk

The Syrian army is tired of corruption. It is tired of party nepotism. It is becoming very angry with those it blames for the war. — Robert Fisk

Blames Quotes By Stephanie Coontz

What's been building since the 1980's is a new kind of social Darwinism that blames poverty and crime and the crisis of our youth on a breakdown of the family. That's what will last after this flurry on family values. — Stephanie Coontz

Blames Quotes By Gene Roddenberry

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. — Gene Roddenberry

Blames Quotes By Michelle Alexander

We could choose to be a nation that extends care, compassion, and concern to those who are locked up and locked out or headed for prison before they are old enough to vote. We could seek for them the same opportunities we seek for our own children; we could treat them like one of "us." We could do that. Or we can choose to be a nation that shames and blames its most vulnerable, affixes badges of dishonor upon them at young ages, and then relegates them to a permanent second-class status for life. That is the path we have chosen, and it leads to a familiar place. — Michelle Alexander

Blames Quotes By Israelmore Ayivor

Kill the blames and you will put your shames into blazing flames. Look for solutions, not problems! — Israelmore Ayivor

Blames Quotes By Richelle E. Goodrich

She imagined him leaning against the shuttle, entertaining thoughts of scolding her for dressing like a ragged commoner. Never mind that her present outfit was light years ahead in comfort.

(Actually, he's wishing he had been less critical of you earlier. He feels bad that you won't acknowledge his presence, and he blames himself.)

(Quit it, Ian. I'm not going to feel sorry for him.)

She caught her protector's shrewd grin, highlighted by the fire's glow. (You already do, Queenie.)

(This talent of yours is really annoying.)

He leaned close to her ear and whispered, "That's not what you thought earlier when you wanted to get ahold of Efren."

"One tiny rosebud in a handful of thorns," she retorted. — Richelle E. Goodrich

Blames Quotes By Rumi

The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize. — Rumi

Blames Quotes By Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Man only blames himself in order that he may be praised. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Blames Quotes By Lee Kuan Yew

The ideas of individual supremacy and the right of free expression, when carried to excess, have not worked. They have made it difficult to keep America society cohesive. Asia can see it is not working.. In America itself, there is widespread crime and violence, old people feel forgotten, families are falling apart. And the media attacks the integrity and character of your leaders with impunity, drags down all those in authority and blames everyone but itself. — Lee Kuan Yew

Blames Quotes By James A. Baldwin

When the South has trouble with its Negroes when the Negroes refuse to remain in their "place" it blames "outside agitators" and "Northern interference." When the nation has trouble with the Northern Negro, it blames the Kremlin. — James A. Baldwin

Blames Quotes By Michael Braccia

As she appears in the room, her face is still covered by the hood of her coat, but I can see the outline of her chin, and a faint glow that frightens me. She slowly pulls back the hood and her eyes bore into me. Eyes red with flame, it is though they are scanning my soul, deep within me."

From 'She Blames Me' (Banfield Tales) — Michael Braccia

Blames Quotes By Rush Limbaugh

Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world. — Rush Limbaugh

Blames Quotes By Christina Moss

A victim is someone who blames it all on someone else. Why give all the power to someone else and leave yourself powerless? — Christina Moss

Blames Quotes By Louis De Bernieres

Iannis: [writing to Corelli] Antonio, I do not know if this letter will reach you, or even if you are alive. Perhaps someone else sent your record, and that is why we found no note. I would like to say that Pelagia is happy, but she is full of tears she will not let fall, and of a grief no doctor can mend. She blames herself for the pain we have suffered, and perhaps the same is true for you. You know I am not a religious man, but I believe this: if there is a wound, we must try to heal it. If there is someone whose pain we can cure, we must search till we find them. If the gods have chosen that we should survive, it will be for a reason. — Louis De Bernieres