Quotation by W.N.P. Barbellion

In this Journal, my pen is a delicate needle point, tracing out a graph of temperament so as to show its daily fluctuations: grave and gay, up and down, lamentation and revelry, self-love and self-disgust. You get here all my thoughts and opinions, always irresponsible and often contradictory or mutually exclusive, all my moods and vapours, all the varying reactions to environment of this jelly which is I.
W.N.P. Barbellion (1889–1919), British diarist. March 11, 1917 entry. The Journal of a Disappointed Man, Chatto and Windus (1919).
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