"God, you're a selfish bastard."
"But I'm on my own. There's just me. I'm not putting myself first, because there isn't anybody else."
"Well, he's there too now. You can't just shut life out, you know."
She was wrong, he was almost positive. You could shut life out. If you didn't answer the door to it, how was it going to get in?
About a boy, Nick Hornby