I stroke the cover and feel the vibration of the words inside.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

What matters in prison is not who you are but what you want to become. This is the place of true imagination.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

The only way to fill the empty space and endless boring hours is with words.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

People try to make names for things they don’t understand. They want to contain people in jars like dead babies.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

How odd it is, that the dead weigh more than the living.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

A name has no meaning, you see, unless you see the bodies attached, like a man paddling down a river, dragging a sea of corpses.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

Everything was sacred when nothing was taken for granted…

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

How does a person know when he wants to die? Is it a flash of light or a slow understanding?

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

The books brought brilliance to my life, and they brought an understanding: Life is a story. Everything that has happened and will happen to me is all part of the story of this enchanted place…

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted

…there is one thing on death row that no one lies about, and that is what they saw in those scraps of sky.

Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted