In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.
The French Lieutenant's Woman, ch. 10 (1969).
The diary will really try and tell people who you are and what you were. The alternative is writing nothing, or creating a totally lifeless, as it is leafless, garden.John Robert Fowles
And if youare wise you will never pity thepast for what it did not know, but pity yourself for what it did.John Robert Fowles
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.John Robert Fowles
Cricket remains for me the game of games, the sanspareil, the great metaphor, the best marriage ever devised of mind and body. For meit remains the Proust of pastimes, the subtlest and most poetic, the most past-and-present; whose beauty can lie equally in days, in a whole, or in one tiny phrase, a blinding split second.John Robert Fowles
One degrades oneself sometimes in the effort not to be lonely.John Robert Fowles