Quotation by Anita Brookner

Life ... is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won't be got rid of.
Anita Brookner (b. 1928), British novelist. Lewis Percy, ch. 14 (1989).

Percy, the novel's protagonist, works in a library where computers are being introduced. Here he explains his resistance to computerizing his accustomed manual work processes.
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