I don’t mind if I’m incomprehensible

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I hear some people apologize for their inability to express themselves, and pretend to have their heads full of good things which they cannot bring out through lack of eloquence.  This is a delusion.  Do you know what I think?  These are shadows cast upon their minds by some half-shaped ideas which they cannot disentangle and clear up inwardly, and therefore are unable to express outwardly; they do not yet understand themselves.

Michel de Montaigne, as translated by John M. Cohen

Fuck, he‘s right.


Written by Barry

May 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm

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