Friday, 8 January 2010
Quote of the week: Howard Jacobson
Firstly, before I get done for libel, this is not Howard Jacobson in bed. This lovely image and the quote from novelist, Jacobson are both from The Times Magazine's Happiness Issue (2nd Jan 2010), I just think they work well together.
'Happiness is an older woman. I don't mean older than oneself necessarily. Beyond a certain age, it's hard to find a woman older than oneself who's still capable of standing up. But an older woman in the sense of no longer being a younger woman. A girl.......A lower voice is part of the appeal, along with lower skirts, lower heels and a higher neckline......happiness is an older woman with judgment. And that means no facelift, no Botox and no liposuction. Desperation isn't attractive in either sex.'
So, here's to growing old happily. And here's Howard Jacobson:
Couple in bed by Jonathan Root
Howard Jacobson timesonline