„The world is supposed to be full of possibilities, but they narrow down to pretty few in most personal experience.“

—  David Herbert Lawrence, buch Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
Kontext: The world is supposed to be full of possibilities, but they narrow down to pretty few in most personal experience. There's lots of good fish in the sea... maybe... but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring yourself you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.

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englischer Schriftsteller 1885 - 1930

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