'...Alfred was struck, startled by the young duke's words. Was peace a luxury available only to a "fat" world? He recalled Prince Edmund's people, ragged, freezing, starving; watching their children, their elderly die while inside this city was warmth, food. What would I do if I was in their position? Would I meekly die, watch my children die? Or would I fight? Alfred shifted in his chair, suddenly uncomfortable.
I know what I'd do, he thought bitterly. I'd faint!...'
- Page265, Fire Sea, Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Just had to quote it. Freaking love these books.