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."

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