captivity that is shared is but half captivity.
Note: Yay, teamwork!
misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect. Compression is needed to explode gunpowder. Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced—from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination."
Note: Adversity focuses resolve.
"Yes; and remember that two-legged tigers and crocodiles are more dangerous than the others."
Note: Don't trust ambitious people.
"Not for a stranger," said Debray, "but for a friend I might, perhaps."
Note: Heh. Sounds biblical....