Quote: John Steinbeck: Cannery Row

It’s all right not to believe in luck and omens. Nobody believes in them. But it doesn’t do any good to take chances with them and no one takes chances.

I’m putting this here partly because I’ve recently read the book, one of my Steinbeck favourites, for the first time in the original, and partly because by sheer incident I came across the verb ‘jinx’ today – one I almost lost all hope existed. I’m not superstitious and no superstition influences my behaviour so much and so often as the fear of jinxing something.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s