January 22, 2010

Robertson Davies

Excerpts from World of Wonders:

"Also he is not inhibited by education, which is the great modern destoyer of truth and originality. Magnus knows no history. Have you ever seen him read a book? He really thinks that whatever has happened to him is unique. It is an enviable characteristic."

"They're all so highy eduacted, you know. Education is a great shield against experience. It offers so much, ready-made and all from the best shops, that there's a temptation to miss your own life in pursuing the lives of your betters. It makes you wise in some ways, but it can make you a blindfolded fool in others."