“I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right'
Faulkner, Crane, Poe, Twain, Thoreau, Plath, Tolkien, and Langston Hughes!