"Accidents happen, after all. Every hour of every day, people are dying when they least expect it. They burn up in fires, they drown in lakes, they drive their cars into other cars, they fall out of windows. You read about it in the paper every morning, and you'd have to be a fool not to know that your life could end just as abruptly and pointlessly as any one of those poor bastards".
Paul Auster (1947-). Leviathan. London: Faber and Faber, 1992, p. 120