Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

His leanings were strictly lyrical, descriptions of nature and emotions came to him with surprising facility, but on the other hand he had a lot of trouble with routine items, such as, for instance, the opening and closing of doors, or shaking hands when there were numerous characters in a room, and one person or two persons saluted many people.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Lips to Lips," A Russian Beauty and Other Stories (1973).

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