“This is a beautiful place,” said Sullivan.
“You mean this house or…”
“I mean the whole setting; it’s idyllic; it’s what everyone dreams of: the perfect climate, wonderful colors, houses like this. It is all like a dream, including these people.”
“They’re more than that,” said Sullivan. “I think they’re children; they’ve never grown up; they’ve never stopped to think much about themselves and why they’re doing the things they’re doing. It’s a race for money mostly, and when they get it, they don’t seem particularly pleased. No, this place frightens me.”
The City and the Pillar