Quote by John Green
It's hard as hell to hold on to your dignity when the risen sun is too bright in your losing eyes, and that's what I was thinking about as we hunted for bad guys through the ruins of a city that didn't exist.
The quote suggests the difficulty of maintaining one's sense of self-respect or dignity in the face of overwhelming challenges. The metaphor of the bright risen sun symbolizes the heavy burden of defeat or disappointment. The speaker reflects upon this struggle while engaged in a mission to apprehend wrongdoers in a seemingly non-existent city, highlighting the surreal and disheartening nature of their circumstances.