Tuesday 26 December 2023

Enthusiam about the Past

Also, it is so much easier to be enthusiastic about what exists than about what doesn’t. The future doesn’t exist. The past does. For, whereas all men can learn the gift of prophecy has died out.
Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson or an Oxford Love Story (London: William Heinemann, 1949),  pp. 86-87.