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  • Doug Belshaw 4:43 pm on April 13, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Sybille Bedford writes somewhere that when you’re young you don’t feel that you’re a part of the whole, of the fundamental premise for humanity, that when you’re young you try out lots of things because life is just a rehearsal, an exercise to be put right when the curtain finally goes up. And then, one day you realise that they curtain was up all along. That it was the actual performance.

    Vigdis Hjorth, ‘Will and Treatment: a novel’

     
  • Doug Belshaw 4:30 pm on March 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    [I]t is one of the illusions of youth to believe that everything can be done by our own strength and intelligence, and to desire to rise by our own industry, or by paths that merit alone cannot open to men without fortune.

    Vauvenargues

     
  • Doug Belshaw 12:30 pm on February 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    For one of life’s mysterious laws shows that we only notice the authentic and essential when it’s too late: youth, once it has fled, health at the moment it abandons us, freedom of the soul, that must precious essence, at the very moment when it is taken from us, or has already been taken.

    Stefan Zweig

     
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