22. John O'Hara, Sermons and Soda Water
"I know this man so well, and with his permission, but I had never heard
him make such an outright declaration of love for his wife, and on my way
home I realized that until then I had not known him at all. It was not a
discovery to cause me dismay. What did he know about me? What, really,
can any of us know about any of us, and why must we make such a thing
out of loneliness when it is the final condition of us all?
And where would love be without it?"