It’s the final day of my three quotes challenge. I’ve really enjoyed leafing through some old books and remembering some favourite old lines. Thanks again to Erin and Deeksha for prompting me to do this!
Anyway, in case you haven’t picked up the rules of this challenge by now, they’re as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone or anything.
3. On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure – nominees are free to decline.
And my third and final quote is…
I ran down eleven flights with a pen in my hand today. And suddenly I stopped, you hear me? And in the middle of that office building, do you hear this? I stopped in the middle of that building and I saw – the sky. I saw the things that I love in this world. The work and the food and time to sit and smoke. And I looked at the pen and I said to myself, what the hell am I grabbing this for? Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be? What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am!
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
So there you go. As Erin has pointed out, all my favourite quotes are very English-Literary – perhaps I did actually retain something of that BA in English Literature in amongst the fug of beer and nightclubs that constituted my university experience?
And my final three nominees are:
Adhi2001 as a way of saying hello to my newest follower!
Jamie L. Dyson who doesn’t blog beside a roaring log fire but is worth a read anyway!
Marielli as I admire how this lady always seems to find time to blog – wish I could match your blogging output!
4 thoughts on “Three Days Three Quotes: day three”
Wow, quoting a play excerpt… I hadn’t considered that, great idea! Funny, I read this in high school, but it makes so much more sense now.
Yes a few years in an office job brought this quote to life for me in a whole new way!
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Exactly! Back in high school, we hadn’t experienced these things quite yet. A few years as a corporate cog gives you perspective
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