“It was so easy to disappear, so easy to deny knowledge, so very easy in the smoke and din to mask that something dark had taken root. This was Chicago, on the eve of the greatest fair in history.”
“I must confess a shameful secret: I love Chicago best in the cold.”
“I was born with the devil in me,' [Holmes] wrote. 'I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.”
“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.
“His weakness was his belief that evil had boundaries.”