„Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.“

—  James Joyce, libro The Dead

Dubliners (1914)
Variante: One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Origine: "The Dead"

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