Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Friends

"When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly."
-Hilaire Belloc

1 comment:

Joe said...

This is from The Four Men, one of Belloc's greatest books, and is spoken by Grizzlebeard. His quote continues: "It is an air in which men perish utterly. Absolute dereliction is the death of the soul; and the end of living is a great love abandoned."