Quote: If the world were merely seductive (E. B. White)

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

— E. B. White, as quoted by Israel Shenker in the New York Times, 11 July 1969

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