Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quotation of the day for March 30, 2010

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Quotation of the Day for March 30, 2010

`You're considerably older than I am, Boris,' said Kitteridge defensively. `In spite of your memories - or because of them - don't you find old age a terrible let-down?'

`Not one scrap!' boomed Boris. `Old age is stuffed with unsuspected consolations. I could mention scores. F'rinstance, as one gets older, one's friends and enemies begin to die off. If, as in my case, one has no friends and many enemies, the daily obituary column has all the anticipatory charms of a first love-letter. Oh, yes, the declining years bring countless unconsidered bonuses.'

- Michael Butterworth, from his novel The Man in the Sopwith Camel.

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Mar. 23, 2010

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