Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thought for the Day

. . . Maybe this is the point: to embrace the core
sadness of life without toppling headlong into it,
or assuming it will define your days. The real trick
is to let life, with all its ordinary missteps and regrets,
be consistently more mysterious and alluring than its end.
~ Gail Caldwell

Quoted from Gail Caldwell's memoir Let's Take the Long Way Home (Random House, 2010)

Gail Caldwell, Book Critic and Memoirist

Caldwell's most recent book, also memoir, is New Life, No Instructions (Random House, 2014). She won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 2001. Her first memoir was A Strong West Wind (Random House, 2005, 2007).

1 comment:

Kass said...

I love this quote. I've written it down and will try to write with this in mind.