An irreverent assessment of anarchists, though having never knowingly met one, I can’t speak for its accuracy.  Maybe historically there was something to it, but nobody darns anything nowadays, so it’s clearly an anachronism.

‘Anarchists – those people who rode bicycles and wore darned socks.’

See also our celebration of this book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors.


Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 18

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