The only vessel in which the soul could be studied was the living human body, which made it as difficult as trying to study the soul of a Mexican jumping bean.
We could learn nothing about the soul from a corpse, I had decided, after several firsthand encounters with cadavers.
Flavia de Luce, in The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
by Alan Bradley
2 thoughts on “Quick Quotes: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches”
That's a great quote! I'm glad to see another Flavia de Luce fan!
I just finished this one — it was a wild ride! I wonder where he will go with the next four in the series (added to his original contract for six).