Quotes from the World for Tuesday 07/23/MMXIII

History is not a book, arbitrarily divided into chapters, or a drama chopped into separate acts: it has flowed forward. Rome is a continuity, called “eternal.” What has accumulated in this place acts on everyone, day and night, like an extra climate.

Elizabeth Bowen
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British author; born in Ireland. A Time in Rome, ch. 1 (1960).