Of Human Bondage

“Phillip was moved into the Sixth, but he hated school now with all his heart, and, having lost his ambition, cared nothing whether he did ill or well. He awoke in the morning with a sinking heart because he must go through another day of drudgery. He was tired of doing things because he was told; and the restrictions irked him, not because they were unreasonable, but because they were restrictions. He yearned for freedom. He was weary of repeating things he knew already and of the hammering away, for the sake of a thick-witted fellow, at something he understood from the beginning.”

from Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Somerset Darling
    Dec 14, 2009 @ 23:42:01

    Favorite book of all time.

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