'Such a storm of emotions as humans can evoke, all on the basis of imagination,' the dragon observed condescendingly. In a more reflective voice she asked, 'Do you do this because you live such short lives? Tell yourselves wild tales of what might happen tomorrow, and feel all the feelings of events that will never happen? Perhaps to make up for the pasts you cannot recall, you invent futures that will not exist.'
(The Book Depository)