Wild Card Wednesday: My Advice is This

Here are two great quotes from Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

My advice is this. When you are young and you read something that you very much dislike, put it aside and read it again three years later. And if you still dislike it, read it again in a further three years. And when you are no longer young – when you are fifty, as I am – read the thing again that you disliked most of all.


“Whenever I am troubled,” said the librarian, “I think about the Dewey decimal system.”

“Then what happens?” asked the junior, rather overawed.

“Then I understand that trouble is just something that has been filed in the wrong place. That is what Jung was explaining of course – as the chaos of our unconscious contents strive to find their rightful place in the index of unconsciousness.”



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