Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why I Read - II

The process of growing up might be described as the retreat from perfectionism, or as an enforced peace-making process between the warring factions of dream and reality, of ambition and talent.

            - Simon Barnes, The Meaning of Sport at 140. 

1 comment:

pine_dryad said...

And also this:
"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty.
The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?
And at the other end of the bar the world is full of the other type of person, who has a broken glass, or a glass that has been carelessly knocked over (usually by one of the people calling for a larger glass) or who had no glass at all, because he was at the back of the crowd and had failed to catch the barman's eye."
- Terry Pratchett, The Truth.