A Cheery Thought

I want to share something that I think is just the most beautiful passage:

“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

Just to add a little excitement, who can tell me the writer?


  1. greg walllace

    A tip of the hat to Jennifer. Didn’t remember from public education (way too old now), but did recall it from Schlesinger’s remarkable book on JFK, A Thousand Days. Rats… Now not only do I feel old, but also a little sad. Time to head to Starbucks.

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