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A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #73

The most futile thing a man can do is to ponder the alternatives, to stew and fret over the life that might have been lived if circumstances had not pointed his future in a certain direction. Nonetheless, it is a failing which, when ill lucks befalls us, most of us succumb to;

– from The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron