In 2013 I first read The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells.  It fell off the bookcase this morning and I was reminded of this lovely quote. I wanted to share it with you. Have you read this book, or any others by H.G. Wells?

Let me know.

Wishing you well,

Emma

 

"When evening comes, I go back home, and go to my study. On the threshold, I take off my work clothes, covered in mud and filth, and I put on the clothes an ambassador would wear. Decently dressed, I enter the ancient courts of rulers who have long since died. There, I am warmly welcomed, and I feed on the only food I find nourishing and was born to savor. I am not ashamed to talk to them and ask them to explain their actions and they, out of kindness, answer me. Four hours go by without my feeling any anxiety. I forget every worry. I am no longer afraid of poverty or frightened of death. I live entirely through them."