Saturday, December 01, 2012

Quotes to Provoke

Between the holidays, teaching, and a paper due for a graduate class, I'm a bit swamped this week, so here, for your writerly contemplation, are two fabulous and provoking quotes.  Have at it!

"Enlightenment is the curse of civilization.  A man who wastes his energy on knowledge is a fool.  The more he learns, the more he wants and the more unhappy he becomes."

- The Razor's Edge, Somerset Maugham 

"Books have to be read (worse luck, for it takes a long time); it is the only way of discovering what they contain.  A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the west."   
-E.M. Forster

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