Picks and Pans Review: Quote

updated 07/09/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/09/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>From François Truffaut: Correspondence 1945-1984 (Farrar Straus Giroux, $50):

To Sarah Racine-Freess (the newborn daughter of Truffaut's former editor Claudinc Bouché), dated February 26, 1983:

Welcome among us. As you will discover, it won't be fun and games every day, but even so...Sometimes life is a slice of bread and butter, other times a slice of bread and...In either case, though, you've just got to eat it up.

Since I can already foresee the queues forming, I'm asking you without further delay to reserve for me the 1st Wednesday of March 1996. I'll take you to see a film forbidden to under-13s, and then we'll go and have an ice-cream...Is it a deal?

With all my affection, dear Sarah, I bestow on you a kiss, (signed) François

(Truffaut died on Oct. 21, 1984)

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