„There is something sadder to lose than life – the reason for living;
Sadder than to lose one's possessions is to lose one's hope.“
— Paul Claudel French diplomat 1868 - 1955
L'otage (Paris: Édition de la Nouvelle revue française, 1911) p. 162; Pierre Chavannes (trans.) The Hostage (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1917) p. 130.