Helen DeWitt Quote

There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant— life, love, a conversation, you name it, the etiquette is that you must begin in ignorance & persevere in the face of knowledge, & though I naturally believe that this is profoundly wrong it's not nice to go around constantly offending people.


The Last Samurai (ed. Random House, 2011) - ISBN: 9781446424612

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There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant— life, love, a conversation, you name it, the...

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There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant— life, love, a conversation, you name it, the...

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There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant— life, love, a conversation, you name it, the...

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There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant— life, love, a conversation, you name it, the...