Quotation by Willa Cather

He had never learned to live without delight. And he would have to learn to, just as, in a Prohibition country, he supposed he would have to learn to live without sherry. Theoretically he knew that life is possible, may be even pleasant, without joy, without passionate griefs. But it had never occurred to him that he might have to live like that.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Godfrey St. Peter, in The Professor's House, book III, ch. IV (1925).

Having nearly died accidentally, the professor seeks a way to go on living.
Surprise me with a
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