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).
Bright Lights, Big City
"“Twenty-four. Your whole life ahead of you. You’re single, right?”"
Nights at the Circus
"He was like a handsome house that has been let, furnished..."
"Julia was twenty-six years old. She lived in a hostel with thirty other girls (‘Always in the stink of women! How I hate women!’ she said parenthetically), and she worked, as he had guessed, on the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department."
"I am thirty-five years old. According to the last good book I read, this means that I am half way through my time travel, my travel through time. "
Parachutes and Kisses
"A hippie at thirty-nine – how embarrassing."