“I confess I do not believe in time … And the highest enjoyment of timelessness – in a landscape selected at random – is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love.”

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I confess I do not believe in time … And the highest enjoyment of timelessness – in a landscape selected at random – is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants.

This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love.

Vladimir Nabokov, Russian, author, book quote from “Speak, Memory”, 1951

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  1. Vladimir Nabokov may not have believed in time, but his time on earth ran out on July 2, 1977. Nor, as an agnostic, did he believe in eternity….which just goes to show that the unknown reality is more real than what we believe or don’t believe. Nonetheless, his work lives on in our time….and who knows, maybe even until the end of time.

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