Yes, of course we were pretentious—what else is youth for? Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Buy The Sense of an Ending at Amazon Buy The Sense of an Ending at Amazon Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Pretentiousness Youth Author Julian Barnes Source The Sense of an Ending Medium Novel Language English Time 2011 2010s 21st century Occupation Novelist Writer From United Kingdom Europe Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Barnes, Julian. The Sense of an Ending. Jonathan Cape/Knopf, 2011. Citation text copied to clipboard.