Quote: The Diplomat’s Life: Controlled Schizophrenia

In the novel Mathews recounts a truism of diplomatic life which his friend McAuliffe has told him: “It’s a kind of controlled schizophrenia, the diplomat’s life,” he (McAuliffe) said. “You wonder which side of the brain you really want to live in, the public one or the private one.”

by James Thomas Snyder
The Consul’s Wife
W.T. Tyler, Henry Holt, 1998
hardcover, 216 pages