John Barth

John Barth

More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.More John Barth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Somewhere in the world there was a young woman with such splendid understanding that she'd see him entire, like a poem or story, and find his words so valuable after all that when he confessed his apprehensions she would explain why they were in fact the very things that made him precious to her...and to Western Civilization! There was no such girl, the simple truth being.More John Barth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Self knowledge is always bad news.More John Barth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the things I miss about teaching is that students would tell me what I ought to read. One of my students, back in the 1960s, put me onto Borges, and I remember another mentioning Flann O'Brien's At Swim Two-Birds in the same way.More John Barth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you would learn a thing, straightway declare yourself a professor of it!More John Barth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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