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A Literary Meme

November 21st, 2008 (05:56 pm)
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current mood: busy

(I borrowed this meme from dragonet2 )

The Rules:
Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
Turn to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post that sentence along with these instructions on your LJ.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, or the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

And Here Is What I Found:

"One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know."
--J.K. Galbraith

(Sounds like good advice for any kind of wisdom, not just the economic variety! It's from a book of quotations. I know, it seems awfully convenient. But two shelves full of reference books sit right behind my desk, and that book was the closest.)


Posted by: Tim W. Burke (timwb)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)

"Imagine that smell multiplied a thousand times -- the reek of searing human flesh, of red-hot, crumbling bones."

-- from "100 Wild Little Weird Tales"

Posted by: calbraith1 (calbraith1)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
quote about the dismal science

“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.” – Murray Rothbard

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