In a city, the most precious item for sale is time.
'Life is not fair. Nothing is fair'.
In a hospital, the doctor has power: the patient has none. This is symbolized by a patient lying helpless on a bed, while the doctor stands and talks to him.
'Good evening. You're speaking with the world's greatest'.
'Having performed a task means having become eternal'.
'But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer'.
'A human life does not cease to have meaning right up until the last breath'.
'I remember good deeds that people do to me. I do not bear grudges for too long'.
'I have not been to a movie at the cinema for many years. I have not read any novels by Thomas Kenneally, Jeffrey Archer, Stephen King, or Dan Brown. I found 'The Da Vinci Code' so boring that I did not finish it. I think that J.K.Rowling's novels about Harry Potter rely too much on fairies, elves, and hobgoblins, which are completely outdated now. I tried to read 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo', by Stieg Larsson, but it did not appeal to me.
'A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving'.