‘Of every one of the emotions that drive all of us, fear is a strongest. '
‘Vanity hard disks us, and may all too very easily destroy us. '
mockery and humour
risk and opportunity
the search for happiness
‘Irony exposes the gap involving the way things appear and the way they can be. '
‘The pleasures of pursuit happen to be greater than the adrenaline excitment of cure. '
‘It is the processes of discussion and persuasion which most strongly engage us. '
the power and effects of like
the power of vanity
‘It is usually their weaknesses which make brave characters interesting. '
the size of pride
‘Temptation arises from a willingness to become tempted. '
‘The more intense the eagerness, the more nasty its results. '
‘By inviting us to chuckle at foolishness, writers motivate us to laugh for ourselves. '
relationships with God
‘Pride is partidario from foolishness. '
‘Love is a restless emotion, generating growth and change. '
‘Happiness – a state to which all aspire, although which couple of will ever reach. '
attraction and its effects
‘The struggle with God is definitely absolute, all-consuming and passionate. '
temptations and its results
‘Flawed characters are always more memorable than any ethical lessons that literature seeks to combine them'
debate and salesmanship
‘Appetite – whether for power, understanding, sex or money – is a dangerous force. '
‘There is a tension between the attractiveness of wrongdoing and fear of the consequences. '
the power of dread
characters' flaws and failings
‘For women, sex is actually a means to a finish, for men, costly end in on its own. '
differing behaviour to sex
‘Life can be described as game of chance in which skilful players risk everything. '
the uses writers make of paradox