I just finished reading Primo Levi‘s Survival in Auschwitz. It was a bit of a stream of consciousness book — not an easy read for a guy who likes his prose tight as a drum. I gave it two stars on Goodreads.com. Frankly I did not enjoy the read at all (forgive my use of the term “enjoy” given the subject matter, but I’m at a loss for the appropriate term.) It did have one reasonably good line, however:
A respectable appearance is the best guarantee of being respected.
In his case being respected was a heck of a lot more important than today, but the line still resonates.