Quotation by C.E. Montague

To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.
C.E. (Charles Edward) Montague (1867–1928), British author, journalist. Disenchantment, ch. 15, sect. 1 (1922).
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