Friday, September 07, 2007

Mr. Figaro's dilemma (and sometimes mine!)

Meanwhile, he was becoming increasingly restless and irritable. The odd thing was that, no matter how much time he saved, he never had any to spare; in some mysterious way, it simply vanished. Imperceptibly at first, but then quite unmistakably, his days grew shorter and shorter. Almost before he knew it, another week had gone by, and another month, and another year, and another and another.

Michael Ende's "Momo", p. 65

4 comments:

John O said...

I heard someone say once that as time is money. They are both better well spent that unwisely saved.

Laurie Elliot said...

"Better well spent than unwisely saved." ...That's well put! Well put!

Sawa said...

So is Momo a good book? Gokansou please.

Laurie Elliot said...

Yes, I think it is a good book.

You know how I hate fantasy - and it is really a fantasy. But it has enough reality in it - and SO MUCH insight(!) - that I actually enjoyed it.