Pascal Quignard

from Abysses

quintillian the grammarian said there had never in the entire history of humanity been happier ages than his own, for the gifts he received from the past were the most plentiful. The same goes for my own time if I compare it with Quintillian the Grammarian’s and if I can compare myself with him. Each day the light grows harsher, but each day the golden age expands.