Quote of the Day – Diana Athill

I can look back and see that although a human life is less than the blink of an eyelid in terms of the universe, within its own framework it is amazingly capacious so that it can contain many opposites. One life can contain serenity and tumult, heartbreak and happiness, coldness and warmth, grabbing and giving — and also more particular opposites such as a neurotic conviction that one is a flop and a consciousness of success amounting to smugness.

– 91-year-old Diana Athill in her new memoir Somewhere Towards the End quoted in New York Times, 1/14/2009

You must be logged in to post a comment Login