06 February 2012

Quotable Powell #91

Life becomes more and more like an examination where you have to guess the questions as well as the answers. I’d long decided there were no answers. I’m beginning to suspect there aren’t any questions either, none at least of any consequence, even the old perennial, whether or not to stay alive.

Anthony Powell, Books Do Furnish a Room
Contributed by Keith Marshall

1 comment:

John D. said...

The first sentence of this passage has stuck with me ever since I first read it some 40 years ago.

Thanks for adding the quotation.