Seven years in a life, part 2. "By day, he was a creature of the mind alone, as he escaped his damp immobility by a stubborn, disciplined retreat into the avenues of thought and meditation, seeking refuge in the pages of books." - Voyager by Diana Gabaldon.
"However, his nose throbbed painfully, which he thought odd in the circumstances. While he placed considerable trust in the understanding and mercy of his Creator, he harbored that residue of elemental guilt that made all men fear the chance of hell." - Quote from "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon (In Flanders fields the poppies blow..)