Quotation by Vladimir Nabokov

One way to do it might be by making the scenery penetrate the automobile. A polished black sedan was a good subject, especially if parked at the intersection of a tree-bordered street and one of those heavyish spring skies whose bloated gray clouds and amoeba-shaped blotches of blue seem more physical than the reticent elms and effusive pavement. Now break the body of the car into separate curves and panels; then put it together in terms of reflections.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Pnin, ch. 4, sect. 5 (1957).
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