Quick Quotes: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

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