Sunday, January 13, 2013

A life that lasts forever - Anatole France

"The average man who does not know what to do with this life, wants another one that lasts forever." 
- Anatole France



On Anatole France From Wikipedia:
Anatole France (pronounced: [anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault,[1] [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his literary achievements.

France is also widely believed[2] to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.