Pearl suspected God didn’t love human beings much. She suspected that what He loved most was Nothingness. God created everything out of nothing and He takes us back to feed the Nothingness that He loves. It was pretty sick of Him, Pearl thought. God wasn’t dead. He was just sick. Very very sick.
— Joy Williams
Death needs Time for what it kills to grow in, for Ah Pook’s sweet sake…
— William Burroughs