Doesn’t everyone wish he could fence?.....It is violence refined into beauty, it has associations with love, honor and suicidal pride. We think of great fencers-unlike great footballers or junk-bond salesman-as superior beings: air and fire, rather than earth and water. We think of Cyrano, Zorro and the Three Musketeers.
James Traub GQ 1994
On this date, ten years ago, I started fencing. I think I might have some things to add about that,but it is late and I just remembered. I have come far, but I thought it would have been a lot further.