"I have protracted ..." Quote of Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Dictionary of the English Language, preface (1755).