We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. Not until the future eats the present, anyway. We know when it's too late.
After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life.
For five years it had been his absolute truth. Jem and Will. Will and Jem. Will Herondale lives, therefore Jem Carstairs lives also.
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We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
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Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.