This article was written on 15 Oct 2009, and is filed under Miscellania.

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“Je suis venu au monde tres jeune dans un temps tres vieux,” he famously said, and today I feel just about the opposite.


  1. genevieve
    15 October 2009

    OOOOOOH yeah. Though I think all of it is old. All of it.

  2. bhikku
    18 October 2009

    . . . comme le roi d’un pays pluvieux,
    riche mais impuissant, jeune et pourtant très vieux . . .

  3. Dennis
    19 October 2009

    I’ve never heard that quote from Satie, but it sounds as if he were offering a variation on the famous line from Alfred de Musset’s Rolla: “Je suis venu trop tard, dans un monde trop vieux.”

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