Pu Yi on his Routine

“For the past forty years I had never folded my own quilt, made my own bed, or poured out my washing water. I had never even washed my own feet or tied my own shoes.”

Pu Yi, From Emperor to Citizen ch. 8 (1964)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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