Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I think, therefore I am confused

American humorist James Thurber was born on this day in 1894.

"Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind," Thurber wrote, "is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness."

Jimmy, for example, who was just now popping his knuckles while taking in the couple playing pool. His face betrayed none of his thoughts, but Sully was pretty certain that he had none. Or none to speak of. Did Jimmy wear a mask, to conceal his true self? What would the point have been? Did Jimmy hide his true self from himself?  Did Sully?   --  Chapter 24, The Misforgotten.

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