Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

Gradually I regained my usual composure. I reread Pale Fire more carefully. I liked it better when expecting less. And what was that? What was that dim distant music, those vestiges of color in the air? Here and there I discovered in it and especially, especially in the invaluable variants, echoes and spangles of my mind, a long ripplewake of my glory.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Pale Fire, Commentary—Note to line 1000 (1962).
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