Monday, August 20, 2012


“When men die, they die in fear", he said. "They take everything they need from you, and as a doctor it is your job to give it, to comfort them, to hold their hand. But children die how they have been living - in hope. They don't know what's happening, so they expect nothing, they don't ask you to hold their hand - but you end up needing them to hold yours. With children, you're on your own. Do you understand?”
-Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Powerful quote. I've had this book in my TBR pile since it was published. Maybe I'll get to it soon. Thanks for posting.