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).
The Girls of Slender Means
"Jane’s life began to sprout once more, green with possibility. She recalled that she was only twenty-three, and smiled."
The End of the Tether
"He had buried his wife (in the Gulf of Petchili), had married off his daughter to the man of her unlucky choice, and had lost more than an ample competence in the crash of the notorious Travancore and Deccan Banking Corporation, whose downfall had shaken the East like an earthquake. And he was sixty-five years old."
Breakfast at Tiffany's
"Not that I don’t think about that side of things. Even at my age, and I’ll be sixty-seven January ten. "
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
"‘And death? Where is it?’"