In the introductory pages to each of the book's two sections I included a list of quotes that had struck me in one way or another as relevant as I was researching and developing the two primary characters in the book. David Dark linked to a Hafiz quote that I would have included there, had I known of it at the time:
“What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past and often go there and do a strange wail and worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being so religious like that.” – Hafiz
*quoted in The Other Journal.