Thomas Mann

“One can say that he consumed one whole week waiting for the return of that single hour every seven days—and waiting means racing ahead, means seeing time and the present not as a gift, but as a barrier, denying and negating their value, vaulting over them in your mind. Waiting, people say, is boring. But in actuality, it can just as easily be diverting, because it devours quantities of time without our ever experiencing or using them for their own sake.”

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain: First Edition
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The Magic Mountain: First Edition (Barvas Fiction) The Magic Mountain: First Edition by Thomas Mann
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