Friday, January 9, 2015

VLADIMIR NABOKOV "Don't worry, be happy."

Once Vladimir Nabokov was setting off to hunt butterflies near the Wellesley lake. A distraught student from one of his classes approached him in anguish, worrying about her forthcoming exam. Nabokov told her, "Life is beautiful. Life is sad. That's all you need to know."

                                                                              ...Andrew Field biography of Nabokov, p. 223

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