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Sunday October 1, 2017

The illusion of free will is so strong in my mind that I can’t get away from it, but I believe it is only an illusion which is one of the strongest motives of my actions. Before I do any thing I feel that I have a choice, and that influences what I do, but afterwards, when the thing is done, I believe that it was inevitable throughout eternity.
“And what do you deduce from that?” asked Hayward.
“Why, merely he futility of regret. It’s no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.

—W. Somerset Maugham
  British writer (1874-1965)

Source: Of Human Bondage (buy from Amazon)

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