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Friday, November 14, 2008

Quote of the Day | November 14, 2008: No Way of Life Could Cast the Devils Out

From To Keep the Ball Rolling: Memoirs of Anthony Powell:

Varda, whom I was to know for years (until the terrible devils of self-destruction took their final revenge, when her life seemed at last well ordered), was both a beauty, and a personality not to be disregarded. Her taste for strife caused trouble in the lives of a lot of men, several women, at one time or another, but, when in good form, no one could be wittier, or show greater appreciation of wit in others. She was unfortunately incapable of finding tolerable any known pattern of existence. She would racket around London; retire in complete solitude to a country cottage. Neither simple nor complex paradigms of life suited her, nor were effective in casting the devils out.

Notwithstanding that, Varda could be wonderfully funny about her own troubles; other things too, but desperation with life was her accustomed theme. She was, indeed, unique in her kind. One of her favourite stories was of a former charwoman of hers, who had remarked to a subsequent employer: "That Mrs. Varda wore herself out thinking of others."

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