04 January 2014

#113 Irascible

People put up surprisingly well with irascibility, some even finding in it a spice to life otherwise humdrum. There is little evidence that the irascible, as a class, are friendless, and my father’s bursts of temper may, for certain acquaintances, have added to the excitement of knowing him.

Anthony Powell, Temporary Kings
Contributed by Karen Langley