The House in Norham Gardens Quote: Being Here, This Moment

The House in Norham Gardens book cover

“I like being here, just now, just at this moment.  This is one of the times I wouldn’t mind stopping at, for ever, or for longer, anyway if you could kind of freeze yourself.  But you can’t.  It’s like being on a train, and seeing a lovely quiet country station with flowers and cows in long grass, and not being able to get off at it (Lively 90).”

Lively, Penelope.  The House in Norham Gardens.  London: Jane Nissen Books, 2004. (Originally published in 1974)