Quotation by E. M. Almedingen

... it is only after years and years that you can speak of penury in the midst of opulence, of hunger in the midst of almost sinful plenty. You must never speak of the immediate experience unless and until you have learned its consequent value. Otherwise you grow old in bitterness which is barren and futile....
E. M. Almedingen (b. 1898–?), Russian author. Tomorrow Will Come, ch. 2 (1936-1937).

Remembering the Russian Revolution, during which she and her affluent family were living in St. Petersburg, Russia, and lost all of their wealth.
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