We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli or Christ, it’s here. And the hour’s late. And the war’s begun. And we are out here, and the city is there, all wrapped up in its own coat of a thousand colors.
—Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
First page of an early draft of Blood Meridian, circa 1975.
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451