The woman veered toward Ravic. She walked quickly, but with a peculiar stagger. Ravic first noticed her when she was almost beside him. He saw a pale face, high cheekbones and wide-set eyes. The face was rigid and masklike; it looked hollowed out, and her eyes in the light from the street had an expression of such glassy emptiness that they caught his attention.
- From Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque