"The Governor paused and looked reflectively over at Bond. He said: "You're not married, but I think it's the same with all relationships between a man and a woman. They can survive anything so long as some kind of basic humanity exists between the two people. When all kindness has gone, when one person obviously and sincerely doesn't care if the other is alive or dead, then it's just no good. That particular insult to the ego - worse, to the instinct of self-preservation - can never be forgiven. I've noticed this in hundreds of marriages. I've seen flagrant infidelities patched up, I've seen crimes and even murder forgiven by the other party, let alone bankruptcy and every other form of social crime. Incurable disease, blindness, disaster - all these can be overcome. But never the death of common humanity in one of the partners. I've thought about this and I've invented a rather high-sounding title for this basic factor in human relations. I have called it the Law of the Quantum of Solace."
Bond said: "That's a splendid name for it. Its certainly impressive enough. And of course I see what you mean. I should say you're absolutely right. Quantum of Solace- the amount of comfort. Yes, I suppose you could say that all love and friendship is based in the end on that. Human beings are very insecure. When the other person not only makes you feel insecure but actually seems to want to destroy you, its obviously the end. The Quantum of Solace stands at zero. You've got to get away to save yourself."
'Ian Flemings collection of short stories'
To everyone reading out there that I've come across..the bloggers, the writers and the people in our daily existence who've expressed their trials and tribulations..Sometimes the unforgivable might be forgiven..but it won't ever be forgotten.
It's insignificant what the other side likes to believe, wants to think or what they try to justify to you.
Take the moral high ground my joie de vivre loving readers, and take heart.
Living well is the best revenge.
Plain & Co.
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