In that one slight motion, I see the end of hope, beginning of destruction of everything I hold dear in the world. I can’t guess what form my punishment will take, how wide the net will be cast, but when it is finished there most likely be nothing left. So you would think that at this moment, I would be in utter despair.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

He thought that in the history of the world it might even be that there was more punishment than crime but he took small comfort from it.

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

Well, I hope you enjoy your weekend repricing every single individual book in the shop, because they’ve all just gone up by a penny.

Bernard, Black Books

A man’s got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.

Ernest Hemingway

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