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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959)
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I realized it might be possible to do such a thing, run for money, trot for wages on piece work at a bob a puff rising bit by bit to a guinea a gasp and retiring through old age at thirty-two because of lace-curtain lungs, a football heart, and legs like varicose beanstalks.
Government wars aren't my wars; they've got nowt to do with me, because my own war's all that I'll ever be bothered about.
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And of all axioms this shall win the prize,— 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
March 4, 1928
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