It was senseless, as— I held my breath, feeling myself shiver with fear— as Billy's blindness was senseless.
Reuven Malter when thinking about the death of Pres. Roosevelt
I went away and cried to the Master of the Universe, "What have you done to me? A mind like this I need for a son? A heart I need for a son, a soul I need for a son, compassion I want from my son, righteousness, mercy, strength to suffer and carry pain, that I want from my son, not a mind without a soul!"Chaim Potok
You can listen to silence, Reuven. I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and dimension all its own.Chaim Potok
I don't understand why I wanted to kill you.Chaim Potok
It is never pleasant to be a buffer, Reuven.Chaim Potok