by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

It’s not true that life is one damn...
Language: English 
It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another — it’s one damn
thing over & over — there’s the rub — first you get sick — then you get
sicker — then you get not quite so sick — then you get hardly sick at 
all — then you get a little sicker — then you get a lot sicker — then
you get not quite so sick — oh, hell

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A letter to Arthur Davison Ficke (October 24, 1930). Letter No. 171.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-22
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