Saturday, August 31, 2019

50. What Matters: defending one's talents

A quote from the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, which I listened while driving from New York to Maine and back, epitomizes the spirit of going beyond a comfort zone, or giving it a go. The novel is full of wonderful moments—and these quotes are just two:

"She must come to the defense of her own talents."

"What matters in life is not whether we receive a round of applause; what matters is whether we have the courage to venture forth despite the uncertainty of acclaim."

 (Both quotes refer to the character of Sophia, about whom I won't write lest I give anything away).

I highly recommend the book.

(For August 29; posted August 31, 2019)

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