"Cold and oblivion were all I was looking for at the time, but this didn't worry me. Sooner or later, I knew, I'd rejoin the world of the living.

Just not yet, I felt I had seen enough. Beings, things, landscapes... I had enough to last me for the next two hundred years and saw no reason to go hunting for new material. I didn't want any more touble." - Grégoire Bouillier in "The Mystery Guest"
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn