Thursday, 17 May 2018

If what you remember is mediocre

From 2:09

“You can’t think at all clearly or well without memory and it matters a great deal what you remember. And if what you remember is mediocre stuff you’re not going to be able to think very well.”

From 8:19

“One cannot be happy about the thirty five million copies of Harry Potter... I think that’s not reading, there’s nothing there to be read. They’re just an endless string of clichés. I cannot think that that does anyone any good.”


Sam Vega said...

Bloom is amazing. And the fact that he is so amazing and rare is quite worrying. I especially like the idea that we need good memories of good books that we have read. Probably the same goes for lots of other areas of life, too.

James Higham said...

Does my 'ed in, that does.

A K Haart said...

Sam - yes the fact that he is so rare is worrying although I'm not sure how rare. The internet seems to be highlighting how misleading the mainstream media have been in that people worth listening to are avoided and maybe there are more of them than we yet know.

James - it's the heat.