Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quot of the Day: Pierre Bayard

from a book that was originally brought to my attention by The Doylomania -- How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read:

"There is more than one way to not read, the most radical of which is not to open any book at all. For any given reader, however dedicated he might be, such total abstention necessisarily holds true for virtually everything that has been published, and thus in fact constitutes our primary way of relateing to books. We must not forget that even a prodigious reader never has access to more than an infintesimal fraction of the books that exist. As a result, he will find himself forever obliged to express his thoughts on books he hasn't read.

If we take this attitude to the extreme, we arrive at the case of the absolute non-reader, who never opens a book and yet knows them and talks about them without hesitation."


Dude, I didn't realize you were back in the saddle. After the Golden Booger I didn't think there's was anyplace left to go.
Ha ha...Doylomania...yeah the great King Bob was not the Last Man :)
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