Quotes from "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell
1. History admits no rules; only outcomes.
2. A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.
3. My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?
4. Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.
5. Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.
6. Truth is singular. Its "versions" are mistruths.
7. Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
8. If losers can exploit what their adversaries teach them, yes, losers can become winners in the long term.