Readiness to answer all questions is the infallible sign of stupidity.
~ Saul Bellow, Herzog
I turn to Bellow for flattery. Because if, on the other hand, unreadiness to answer any question whatsoever is the mark of intelligence, then you may write in my name for the presidency of MENSA. I’m daily astonished at how little I know – and how little, it seems, I can know. Whether I’m asked my opinion on a top-ten controversy of the day or a trivial bit of work-related nothingism, my response is the same: Who the hell am I to have an opinion? Most days it’s all I can do to keep functioning as an organism and not go mad.