• When I think of all the books I have read, and of the wise words I have heard spoken, and of the anxiety I have given to parents and grandparents, and of the hopes that I have had, all life weighed in the scales of my own life seems to me a preparation for something that never happens.

    William Butler Yeats (2010). “The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol. III: Autobiogra”, p.108, Simon and Schuster