“There is a famous painting, Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper. I am in love with that painting. Sometimes, I think everyone is like the people in that painting, everyone lost in their own private universe of pain and sorrow or guilt, everyone remote and unknowable. The painting reminds me of you. It breaks my heart.”

(“Aristotle and Dante discover the secreats of the Universe”, Benjamin Alire Sáenz.)