Quote for Today: T.H. White


Life is such unutterable hell, solely because it is sometimes beautiful. If we could only be miserable all the time, if there could be no such things as love or beauty or faith or hope, if I could be absolutely certain that my love would never be returned: how much more simple life would be. One could plod through the Siberian salt mines of existence without being bothered about happiness. Unfortunately the happiness is there. There is always the chance (about eight hundred and fifty to one) that another heart will come to mine. I can’t help hoping, and keeping faith, and loving beauty. Quite frequently I am not so miserable as it would be wise to be.
T.H. White, “The Troll” from Ghostly, Grim and Gruesome

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5 thoughts on “Quote for Today: T.H. White

  1. janet Reply

    It’s amazing. I was thinking, just a few days ago, what a relief it is knowing that your love is not going to be returned. I was thinking of someone in particular, of course. 🙂
    Feliz Navidad, Kat!

    • katmcdaniel Reply

      I think they are all meant for someone somewhere. Feliz Navidad, Janet! Best wishes for the new year, too.

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