Let the truth be told: There is no virtue anywhere. Life is sly and unscrupulous, a blackguard, wolf

Let the truth be told: There is no virtue anywhere. …

Let the truth be told: There is no virtue anywhere. Life is sly and unscrupulous, a blackguard, wolfish, severe. In service to itself, it will commit any offense. So, too, is Death possessed of infinite strategies and a gaunt nature—but also mercy, also grace and tenderness. In his own country, Death can be kind. But of an end to their argument, we shall have none, not ever, until the end of all.

Catherynne M. Valente