Friday, August 7, 2009

All literature

All literature is written by the old to teach the young how to express themselves so that they in turn may write literature to teach the old how to express themselves....

People will think you brilliant only if you tell them what they know. To avoid being thought brilliant, avoid knowing what they know... People will think you brilliant if you seem to be enjoying yourself, since they are not enjoying themselves. To avoid being thought brilliant, avoid pretending to be enjoying yourself. Make it clear that you know that they know that nothing is really enjoyable except pretending to be enjoying yourself. -- Laura Riding

1 comment:

mongibeddu said...

She's so wonderful when you read bits and pieces, ignorant of the whole picture.