Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Fifty years contemptible and useless, I cringe.

“The moralist is the most useless and contemptible of creatures. 
"He is useless in that he would expend his energies upon making judgements
rather than upon gaining knowledge,
for the reason that judgement is easy and knowledge difficult.
"He is contemptible in that his judgements reflect a vision of himself
that he would [like to] impose upon the world.”

 - John Williams (probably reflecting his own thoughts) in AUGUSTUS.Vintage Classics, 352pp, £9.99
New York Review Books Classics, 336pp, $15.95.

 

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