Robert Walser on the Present Moment

An excerpt from Robert Walser’s The Tanners

I don’t want a future, I want a present. To me this appears of greater value. You have a future only when you have no present, and when you have a present, you forget to even think about the future.

― Robert Walser, The Tanners (trans. Susan Bernofsky)

Source: Robert Walser on the Present Moment • Rhys Tranter