Marginalia, no.39

Any writer who finds the height of human absurdity outside himself must find the well-spring of human dignity inside, and so lose the world.

~ Clive James, Cultural Amnesia

James’s phrasing calls to mind the Christian injunction to gladly lose the world in order to gain one’s soul, but turns it inside out:  Make room for the world and you may find that you live there too.

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One response to “Marginalia, no.39

  1. Yeah, this is good. You may find that you live there too — or would that be *dream*?

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