Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

Good-by, my book! Like mortal eyes, imagined ones must close some day. Onegin from his knees will rise—but his creator strolls away. And yet the ear cannot right now part with the music and allow the tale to fade; the chords of fate itself continue to vibrate; and no obstruction for the sage exists where I have put The End: the shadows of my world extend beyond the skyline of the page, blue as tomorrow's morning haze—nor does this terminate the phrase.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. The Gift, ch. 5 (1963).

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