Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
That would be a quote from Erik The Phantom as Susan Kay wrote it. Strange that this specific quote is nowhere to be found elsewhere but in the book itself. It is not included in the list of quotes from the same story/movie in Goodreads or BrainyQuotes. You must read the whole book to find it. I like this particular passage because it is dark, dry, cynical and oh, so true. It goes like this:
“Happiness is like the first intoxication of morphine. It doesn’t last very long.”
There is also another quote from the same character in the same story that I like a lot. Again, it exists nowhere but in the book. It says:
“Time ravages beauty and preserves plain(li)ness.”