Wednesday, April 23, 2014

QotD: "The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness" Sirin ... Happy birthday Vladimir Nabokov (late again)

2011.04.23-IMG_2463The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for (at some forty-five hundred heartbeats an hour.)
- Speak, Memory: A Memoir (1951)

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