— Nicholas Sparks, libro The Longest Ride
Ira Levinson, Chapter 17, p. 237
Origine: 2009, The Longest Ride (2013)
Contesto: My marriage brought great happiness into my life, but lately there's been nothing but sadness. I understand that love and tragedy go hand in hand, for there can't be one without the other, but nonetheless I find myself wondering whether the tradeoff is fair. A man should die as he had lived, I think; in his final moments, he should be surrounded and comforted by those he's always loved.