Sunday, 5 March 2017

Quotes 2017 #64

"He was sometimes difficult to talk to, because he had no interest in facile or socially polite conversation, lunch party talk. His conversation was about things that mattered to him, and he was not made uncomfortable by hesitations or breaks in an exchange. His silences appeared to be measuring and sometimes made me anxious. It was years before I understood that his habit was to brood until he felt moved to respond."

Alec Wilkinson, My Mentor.

"He" is William Maxwell.