Sunday, January 13, 2008

Against stupidity

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain*:
[National reporters] are deeply, deeply inane. They’re not very smart; they don’t care very much; they tend to mouth even the dumbest points. They love what is silly—and hate what is “hard.” Gibson is paid multiple millions per year—and this is his pitiful issue.

*Friedrich Schiller

(h/t to Mike the Mad Biologist)


  1. Nietzsche, wasn't it? Against boredom?

  2. No, it's Schiller, The Maid of Orleans. See the quotation of the day immediately subsequent and Wikiquote.


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