Monday, November 16, 2009

the most delightful habit in the world

Monday, November 16, 2009

He forgot the life about him. He had to be called two or three times before he would come to his dinner. Insensibly he formed the most delightful habit in the world, the habit of reading: he did not know that thus he was providing himself with a refuge from all the distress of life; he did not know either that he was creating for himself an unreal world which would make the real world of every day a source of bitter disappointment.

~ W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, 1915

6 comments:

unstranger said...

So true

Agnes said...

Thanks for posting this Angeli :-)

jacqueline said...

is this you? :)

Angeli said...

hi Jac. yup, that's me. hahah

you are welcome, Agnes. :)

thank you, Unstranger.

Anonymous said...

this is so you. :)

Angeli said...

my books have never disappointed me so far.

 
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