"He lay in the dark thinking of all the things he did not know about his father and he realized that the father he knew was all the father he would ever know."
"He said that those who have endured some misfortune will always be set apart but that it is just that misfortune which is their gift and which is their strength and that they must make their way back into the common enterprise of man for without they do so it cannot go forward and they themselves will wither in bitterness."
"...I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That i was always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals came easily."
"I knew that courage came with less struggle for some than for others but I believed that anyone who desired it could have it. That the desire was the thing itself. The thing itself. I could think of nothing else of which that was true."