“The cradle rocks above an abyss…”

“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for (at some forty-five hundred heartbeats an hour.)”

― Vladimir Nabokov, “Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited” (1966)


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