"Never make a man choose between love and war," she said, her eyes lost in some memory claimed by the horizon.

"He will always choose the latter and if he doesn't, he was never a man at all."

Toska Nabokov
 “Ship On Fire” James Francis Danby (1816-1875)

I am on a sinking ship that is burning. Please, let go of my hand.

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