"It's not life or death, the labyrinth." "Suffering."
"The Colonel was screaming. He would inhale, and then scream. Inhale. Scream."
I'm so sorry!!!!!!!!
"I knew he was only trying to help, but he didn't get it. There was pain. A dull endless pain. in my gut that wouldn'y go away.
"At least it was instant . At least there wasn't any pain."
"How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?"
"This was Alaska's question." "With a sigh he grabbed hold of his chair and lifted himself out of it, then wrote on the blackboard:
"I lay on my back with my knees hanging over the precipice and screamed. I screamed because the Colonel was a self-satisfied condescending bastard, and i l screamed because he was right, for I didn't want to believe i'd had a secret love affair with Alaska."
"Did she love me? Would she have left Jake for me?Or was it just another impulsive Alaska moment?"
"The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we,d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering."