Marginalia, no.100

Who can say?  Who of us so complexly entangled in our common human blah blah blah can plumb the innermost recesses of another’s and so forth and so on?

~ Peter De Vries, Slouching Towards Kalamazoo

What a strange relief it was the first time I read that sentence.  My God, I thought, I’m free.  George Santayana had claimed that ‘between the laughing and the weeping philosopher there is no opposition,’ but De Vries proves it in a sentence.


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4 responses to “Marginalia, no.100

  1. That is brilliant. I’m going to use that a lot.

  2. I was lost and now am found. Thank you.

  3. Ian Wolcott

    No promises on restoring sight, however.

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