怪人

上周和zeze讨论人的自知问题。让我想到自己是不是个怪人这个问题。老想起大学时看到的一段非常喜欢的话。我好像从初中开始就觉得自己挺奇怪的。所以猛地看到这句话非常有共鸣,还有一点点以此为傲。这段话陪我走过了很久的路。好像过了三十岁才开始觉得其实自己没有多么的奇怪。:) 所以渐渐忘了这句话。这次想起来也只记得几个片段,搜了半天才搜出来。原来是这么鲜为人知的一位英国女作家的话。而在她的时代居然也算得上是畅销作家呢!

“For undoubtedly odd people have their consolations. In the first place they are quite sure not to be weak people. Every one with a marked individuality has always this one great blessing — he can stand alone. In his pleasures and his pains he is sufficient to himself, and if he does not get sympathy he can generally do without it. - Dinah Maria Mulock, ‘The Oddities of Odd People’ “