"Aquí en Oriente Medio te das cuenta de lo poco que vale la vida. Me da una sensación de fragilidad, de que hoy estás y mañana no. Es algo que se podría evitar completamente. La vida de algunos no vale."
“Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety; it shows itself in acts rather than words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations”
"I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous, that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream"