And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Much will depend on the scale and timing of the next atrocity. Life has a way of returning to normal quite quickly. But if Europe’s security agencies, which have done a pretty good job keeping its citizens safe in the past, are unable to prevent attacks of this kind becoming a more regular occurrence, then keeping calm and carrying on may not be an option.
– ‘What Paris’s night of horror means for Europe‘ The Economist
But there is also a will in France, familiar to New Yorkers, not to be annihilated, not to be turned by terrorism into a citizenry that can no longer recognize itself. New Yorkers learned that you can live your lives or your fears, and that it is always wiser to live your lives.
-Adam Gopnik ‘Terror strikes in Paris‘ The New Yorker