If you’re happy in a dream…does that count? The happiness–does it count?
- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
I was oppressed with a sense of vague discontent and dissatisfaction with my own life, which was passing so quickly and uninterestingly, and I kept thinking it would be a good thing if I could tear my heart out of my breast, that heart which had grown so weary of life.
- Anton Chekhov, The House with the Mezzanine