Friday, October 09, 2009

Quote of the moment - from Robinson Crusoe

I last read Robinson Crusoe probably 4 years ago, so I wouldn't have thought of or found this line out of the blue, but it was reminded to me as I listened to a preview audiobook for The Moonstone in which the narrator notes how that particular novel has had a huge guiding influence in his life. He presented this quote as having particular importance in his narrative...and based on recent events at work and otherwise, it just seemed to fit.

I saw, though too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it.
from Robinson Crusoe

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