"Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there was still time."
This is an exceptionally beautiful book. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind,_Sand_and_Stars
Misc. to remember:
"It is into the game and not the park that we have lost the ability to enter."
"Do you think its me I'm bawling about?"
"I lay on my back, sucking my orange and counting the shooting stars. Here I was, for one minute infinitely happy."
"In the desert a man is always free."
"One man in misery can disrupt the peace of a city."
"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step but you have to take it."
"Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living."