Thursday, January 6, 2011

Egocentric Literalists: Quote of the Day

I often say that what lies at the heart of most lovers of literature is a single impulse: “Let me read a story about someone who is unique and interesting, someone just like me.”   Ego-centrism, to a great extent, is the highest form of literalism.

There is so much truth in that statement i could unpack it for hours, but i don't have those hours today so you'll have to do it yourself.  The rest of the article is worth a read too, and it is not too long.

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