Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quote of the Day (Rex Stout, on the ‘Advantage of Being a Pessimist’)

"This is a pleasant surprise, Archie. I would not have believed it. That of course is the advantage of being a pessimist; a pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant.” ― Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance (1934)

(The image accompanying this post is a 1973 publicity photograph of the creator of the great detective Nero Wolfe, taken by Jill Krementz to promote Stout’s book A Family Affair.)

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