| Quote #1
"I dearly loved my master, son," she said.
This dream sequence from the Prologue illustrates how love and hate are tightly bound.
| Quote #2
"Freedom," I said. "Maybe freedom lies in hating."
The old lady in the dream sequence says that she was free enough to kill someone she loved, suggesting that freedom has more to do with love than hate.
| Quote #3
I returned the miniature, wondering what in the world had made him open his heart to me. That was something I never did; it was dangerous. First, it was dangerous if you felt like that about anything, because then you'd never get it or something or someone would take it away from you; then it was dangerous because nobody would understand you and they'd only laugh and think you were crazy. (2.65)
The narrator does not express love for anything because it endangers the very thing he cares about.