“We had been everywhere. We had really seen nothing. And I catch myself thinking today that our long journey had only defiled with a sinuous trail of slime the lovely, trustful, dreamy, enormous country that by then, in retrospect, was no more to us than a collection of dog-eared maps, ruined tour books, old tires, and her sobs in the night — every night, every night — the moment I feigned sleep.”

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“Perhaps, somewhere, some day, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again.”

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“And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full action but unable to cope with my tears.”

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

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