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"I had best be brief.."

© Antonio Merini

© Antonio Merini

"Concerning love, I had best be brief and say that when I read Bertrand Russell on this matter as an adolescent, and understood him to write with perfect gravity that a moment of such emotion was worth the whole of the rest of life, I devoutly hoped that this would be true in my own case.

And so it has proved... to that extent I can regard the death I otherwise resent as laughable and impotent."

~Christopher Hitchens Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays