The remains of the day (Ishiguro). - Looking for sara
“After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished? The hard reality is, surely, that for the likes of you and me, there is little choice other than to leave our fate, ultimately, in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services. What is the point in worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took? Surely it is enough that the likes of you and me at least try to make a small contribution count for something true and worthy. And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that is in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment.”

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  1. Jenny i Lille Reply

    Alltså, Stevens och hans lågmälda självbedrägeri och fatalism… Även om det finns en poäng i att inte gräma sig över det förflutna. Älskade den boken hur som helst!

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