NC Wieland

getting used to anything, well almost anything

NC Wieland

"Habit! That skillful but very slow housekeeper who begins by letting our mind suffer for weeks in a temporary arrangement; but whom we are nevertheless truly happy to discover, for without habit our mind, reduced to no more than its own resources, would be powerless to make a lodging habitable" (8).

"The anesthetizing influence of habit having ceased, I would begin to have thoughts, and feelings, and they are such sad things" (10).

Swann's Way, Lydia Davis translation