My first subway ride in more than a year…
Ignarrogance-stubborn unwillingness to concede that you don’t know something.
I’m on a roll today:
“Man is the only animal that brushes. Or needs to.”
“It is a universally acknowledged truth, that a single man in posession of a good flank steak, must be in want of a knife.”
-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
The New York Times has a way of making a person feel less than unique, even though the paper’s marketing speak says reading it will set you apart.
I was at The Center for Fiction yesterday and asked the clerk to help me find a collection of short stories I had just read about in the Times. He jumped up and said yes sir, it’s very popular. Can I ask where you heard about it? He said as he handed me a copy of the book.
The herd of independent minds, as art critic Clement Greenberg put it.
I’ve waited twenty years for his biography to come out.
“I thought I was an artist. I no longer think about it. I am.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer