Quote by: Jean-Dominique Bauby

Other letters simply relate the small events that punctuate the passage of time: roses picked at dusk, the laziness of a rainy Sunday, a child crying himself to sleep. Capturing the moment, these small slices of life, these small gusts of happiness, move me more deeply than all the rest. A couple of lines or eight pages, a Middle Eastern stamp or a suburban postmark . . . I hoard all these letters like treasure. One day I hope to fasten them end to end in a half-mile streamer, to float in the wind like a banner raised to the glory of friendship. It will keep the vultures at bay.

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Author Bio

  • NameJean-Dominique Bauby
  • DescriptionFrench journalist, author and editor of the French fashion magazine ELLE
  • BornApril 23, 1952
  • DiedMarch 9, 1997
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionJournalist; Autobiographer; Writer