Monday, June 04, 2007

Ever feel like this?

I myself was exceedingly astonished as I anxiously reflected how long a time had elapsed since the nineteenth year of my life, when I began to burn with a zeal for wisdom, planning that when I had found it I would abandon all the empty hopes and lying follies of hollow ambitions. And here I was already thirty, and still mucking about in the same mire in a state of indecision, avid to enjoy present fugitive delights which were dispersing my concentration, while I was saying: 'Tomorrow I shall find it; see, it will become perfectly clear, and I shall have no more doubts.'

- Augustine, Confessions VI.xi.18.

5 comments:

linden said...

I think I've felt like that. But I couldn't be certain.

Halden said...

That's a good quote. Fortunately, I'm not 30 yet...

Justin said...

AuJustine...

:)

30+

Drew said...

yes

cyberpastor said...

I think there is an infamous t-shirt version of this, "I finally got my act together but I can't remember where I put it."