26th June 2012 - 9:17 pm
"The General, speaking one felt with authority, always insisted that, if you bring off adequate preservation of your personal myth, nothing much else in life matters. It is not what happens to people that is significant, but what they think happens to them."

Anthony Powell, Books Do Furnish a Room

I started reading Claire Messud’s The Emperor’s Children and was hooked as soon as I read this incredible epigraph.

(via jeevermadness)