Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Quote of the Day (Arnold Bennett, on ‘The Great Cause of Cheering Us All Up’)

“ ‘What a card!’ said one, laughing joyously. ‘He's a rare 'un, no mistake.’

‘Of course, this'll make him more popular than ever,’ said another. ‘We've never had a man to touch him for that.’

‘And yet,’ demanded Councillor Barlow, ‘what's he done? Has he ever done a day's work in his life? What great cause is he identified with?’

‘He's identified,’ said the speaker, ‘with the great cause of cheering us all up.’”—English man of letters Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns (1911)

Cherish such people in your life, whenever you encounter them. The supply of them is nowhere near as close as the demand.

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