Snow Falling on Cedars
Important Quotations Explained
was conjoined by mystery and fate, and in his darkened cell he meditated
on this. . . . He would have to . . . accept that the mountain of
his violent sins was too large to climb in this lifetime.
they looked out into the whiteness of the world the wind flung it
sharply at their narrowed eyes and foreshortened their view of everything.
talking about people . . . who can do things because they run newspapers
or arrest people or convict them or decide about their lives. People
don’t have to be unfair, do they?”
else is ambiguous. Everything else is emotions and hunches. At least
the facts you can cling to; the emotions just float away.”
are things in this universe that we cannot control, and then there
are the things we can. . . . Let fate, coincidence, and accident
conspire; human beings must act on reason.”
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