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why i love english list

18 June 2009

because writers exist in the world who write things like this:


We know only four boring people.  The rest of our friends we
find very interesting.  However, most of the friends we find
interesting find us boring: the most interesting find us the
most boring.  The few who are somewhere in the middle,
with whom there is reciprocal interest, we distrust: at any
moment, we feel, they may become too interesting for us, or
we too interesting for them.

— from Samuel Johnson is Indignant, by Lydia Davis


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