“Since when do you sail with girls?” “One girl,” Cenzo said. “When it comes to bad luck, one girl will do as well as a dozen….”
… he did not believe In this war and his sole intent was to outlive it.
“ ’Such hath it been—shall be—beneath the sun/ The many still must labor for the one!’ Byron.”
“Octopus is an interesting character. He winks at you and disappears. Squid is a torpedo. Flatfish are clowns with two eyes on one side because God has a sense of humor. And a cuttlefish is not so much a fish as an inverted mollusk that swims backwards.”