Thursday, July 28, 2016

“Everything is new”

Joseph Joubert:

Everything is new. And we are living among events so singular that old people have no more knowledge of them, are no more habituated to them, and have no more experience of them than young people.

We are all novices, because everything is new.

The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert: A Selection  , trans. Paul Auster (New York: New York Review Books, 2005).
Also from Joseph Joubert
Another world : Brevity : Form and content : Irrelevancies and solid objects : Justified enthusiasm : Lives and writings : New books, old books : ’Nuff said (1) : ’Nuff said (2) : Politeness : Resignation and courage : Ruins v. reconstructions : Self-love and truth : Thinking and writing : Wine

comments: 3

Fresca said...

Reminds me of sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson saying,
“We're now living in a science fiction novel we're all writing together.”

Michael Leddy said...

If only we could kick some of the writers off the project. You there, with weapons: you’re done.

Frex said...