Maurice Maeterlinck (作家)

“I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying!”

— Maurice Maeterlinck, Writer

「我已經做了我能做的,我若無法做得更好,那便不是我應得的。我還無法走出限制我的框架,我雖然年邁,但我仍在嘗試!」– 莫里斯.梅特林克 (作家)

  • in vain 徒勞。例:We have conquered the city, and the soldiers did not die in vain. (我們攻下了城市,陣亡的士兵沒有白死。) bind (v.) 約束,綁住 (bound 為過去式)。例:They bound his arms and legs with rope. (他們用繩子綁住他的手腳。)
  • 莫里斯.梅特林克 (1862-1949) 是比利時詩人、劇作家、散文家,1911 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,其作品主題主要關於死亡及生命的意義。他的作品中最為人熟悉的是《青鳥》,曾被改編成多部電影。


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