Thursday, October 13, 2011
Quote of the Week- Nikolai Gogol
There is always something unsettling about coming across the biography of a person who died young, especially when their age is close to your's!
That happens to be the case with the Russian novelist/playwright Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) who died at age 42, which is just one year older than I am right now!
Gogol is perhaps best-known for his novel "Taras Bulba" (1835) and his play "Marriage" (1842).
Here is his quip:
"Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come on its own accord."