Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Splash du Jour: Tuesday

I can’t speak for other languages. But I do know the English language has hardly been improved in the last half century. Young, bright children no longer speak well; the literary artists of fifty and one hundred years ago are, on balance, superior to the literary artists of today. The philosophers have virtually disappeared – at least, those philosophers who make a difference.
-- Norman Mailer, in On God: An Uncommon Conversation --

Have a great Tuesday!


Alyce said...

What a cheery fellow. :)

Anonymous said...

Oy, and if he were alive today, and listened to the conversations of teenagers and read their writing...he'd jump right back in his coffin!