„I must now get on with those things I always talked about doing but put off.“

— Harry Belafonte, Context: When I was 40 and looking at 60, it seemed like a thousand miles away. But 62 feels like a week and a half away from 80. I must now get on with those things I always talked about doing but put off. As quoted in Jet magazine (‪‪8 January 1990‬‬), p. 40
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