Sunday, December 2, 2012

Quote: Darwin On Marriage

Apart from evolution much pondering on the pro's and con's of marriage:


"It is intolerable to think of spending one's whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, and nothing after all," he writes, "No, no won't do – Imagine living all one's day solitarily in smoky dirty London."

"Cheer up. One cannot live this solitary life, with groggy old age, friendless and cold, and childless staring one in ones face, already beginning to wrinkle. Never mind, trust to chance… There is many a happy slave."


"Eheu!! I never should know French, – or see the Continent – or go to America, or go up in a Balloon, or take solitary trip in Wales – poor slave."

read more on this post by James Randerson  The Private Life of Charles Darwin @ Guardian's Notes&Theories.

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