Three Score & Ten, or Like Ice Under a Terrible SunLives in Literature · Compiled by W. B. Gooderham
Three Score & Ten is an anthology of literary quotes illustrating every year of one’s life from conception to death. Basically 0 – 70 (or minus 9 months to 70 if you prefer).
A Clockwork Orange
"Perhaps I was getting too old for the sort of jeezny I had been leading, brothers. I was eighteen now, just gone. Eighteen was not a young age. "
The Golden Notebook
"Being so young, twenty-three or four, I suffered, like so many ‘emancipated’ girls, from a terror of being trapped and tamed by domesticity. "
"My God, you’re thirty-four years old, go on downstairs and call him. "
Something Wicked This Way Comes
"Nothing extraordinary about me except I’m fifty-four, which is always extraordinary to the man inside it. "
"Today I’m sixty-one. Waxwings / Are berry-picking. A cicada sings."