"If there is no love in the world,
we will make a new world,
and we will give it walls,
and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors,
from the inside out,
and give it a knocker that resonates
like a diamond falling to a jeweller's felt
so that we should never hear it.
Love me, because love doesn't exist,
and I have tried everything that does."
-- Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated: A Novel)