Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekly Geeks A Quote a Day


Hosted by Terri at Weekly Geeks.

My quote for today:

"And left alone to sleep within a shuttered room, with the thick sunlight printed in bars upon the floor, unfathomable loneliness and sadness crept through him: he saw his life down the solemn vista of a forest aisle, and he knew he would always be the sad one: caged in that little round of skull, imprisoned in that beating and most secret heart, his life must always walk down lonely passages. Lost. He understood that men were forever strangers to one another, that no one ever comes really to know any one, that imprisoned in the dark womb of our mother, we come to life without having seen her face, that we are given to her arms a stranger, and that, caught in that insoluble prison of being, we escape it never, no matter what arms may clasp us, what mouth may kiss us, what heart may warm us. Never, never, never, never, never."

Thomas Wolfe from Look Homeward Angel pg.31.
This is my favourite author and has been since I read this book forty years ago. He writes beautiful novels and stories that I love. You can't Go Home Again, Of Time and the River, From Death to Morning, and A Stone, A Leaf, A Door are the main works. I highly recommend trying him.
In case you missed them:

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful quote. And another author I haven't read. Thank you for sharing and recommending, Sandra.. :)

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  2. Gorgeous selection, what a gift for writing this man possessed!

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  3. I'm adding Thomas Wolfe to my wish list - I can't believe I haven't read any of his books.

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