"To a joke ..." Quote of Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov
Saint Petersburg
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
To a joke, then, I owe my first gleam of consciousness—which again has recapitulatory implications, since the first creatures on earth to become aware of time were also the first creatures to smile.
Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Speak, Memory, ch. 1 (1966).
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