Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday! Filler!

It's late in the day and I have been feeling decidedly under the weather. So rather than post about whatever fascinating subject I was going to investigate in great depth with amazing insight, I give you this quote:

Then all my images, all my reflections and all my epithets, taken in themselves and with no memory of the failure of my aims that they represented, charmed me with their brilliance, their novelty and their profundity. And when I sensed too great a failure, I took refuge in the soul of your average admiring reader, and said: 'Well, how could a reader notice that? There may be something lacking there I admit. But heavens above, they ought to count themselves lucky! It's full enough of good things as it is, far more than they usually get.'

(from pp. 535-36, The Prisoner and The Fugitive by Marcel Proust as translated by Peter Collier and published by Penguin UK)

Happy Friday to all, and a fabulous weekend as well!


  1. Davin will be thrilled you quoted Proust, Mr. Bailey. Funny that you're feeling under the weather. Davin says he feels meh today, too. And so do I. Lack of sleep and all that. There's something in the air, I'm telling you - nobody seems upbeat today.

    But I love that quote!

  2. Maybe it should be Feeling Lousy Friday. I'm running on 3 hours of sleep and I stopped being able to do that once I graduated from college. Big D can't do the all-nighters anymore. Big D is a wimp now.

    I do like the quote though!

  3. I used to be able to stay up late all the time. I used to be able to eat anything I wanted, too, with minimal consequences to my stomach and thighs. I used to be able to run 5 miles, no sweat, and now I'm turning 30 and none of that is possible anymore. What the heck?

  4. LOL! What a great quote for today. I genuinely am LOL. Okay, so it's really more of a vocal chuckle, but still that's laughing and it's audible. I hope you feel better soon.


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