Quotation by Samuel Beckett

Hardly had the glow been kindled by some good deed on your part or by some little triumph over your rivals or by a word of praise from your parents or mentors when it would begin to cool and fade leaving you in a very short time as chill and dim as before.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Company, p. 29, Grove Press (1980).
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