• Those promises we make to ourselves when we are younger, about how we mean to conduct our adult lives, can it be true we break every last one of them? All except for one, I suppose: the promise to judge ourselves by those standards, the promise to remember the child who would be so appalled by compromise, the child who would find jadedness wicked.

    Jonathan Lethem, Tom Perrotta, Lester Bangs, Aimee Bender, Amanda Davis (2007). “Lit Riffs”, p.49, Simon and Schuster