"Then at some point, for some stupid reason, I asked him what he was going to do. And he grew serious.
--Mostly, he said, I've been thinking about what I'm not going to do. When I think of the last few years, I've been hounded by regrets for what's already happened and fears for what might. By nostalgia for what I've lost and desire for what I don't have. All this wanting and not wanting. It's worn me out. For once, I'm going to try the present on for size." -- Amor Towles in Rules of Civility