Quote for Today: Amor Towles

Khezr_Beach,_Hormoz_Island,_Persian_Gulf,_Iran,_02-09-2008

Like Robinson Crusoe stranded on the Isle of Despair, the count would maintain his resolve by committing to the business of practicalities. Having dispensed with dreams of quick discovery, the world’s Crusoes seek shelter and a source of fresh water; they teach themselves to make fire from flint; they study their island’s topography, it’s climate, its flora and fauna, all the while keeping their eyes trained for sails on the horizon and footprints in the sand.
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

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