Thursday, April 24, 2008

Quote of the Week

"The trouble with nostalgia is that you tend to remember what you liked and forget what you didn't. It's not just that the answers of the past aren't up to the job today -- it's that the system that produced them was corrupt."


John Edwards

7 comments:

Kelvin Oliver said...

Selective memory. We want to remember the good and forget the bad. Who are what could be the corrupted system that produced the answers? This is a very good quote to go in depth with.

CrustyPolemicist said...

Yes, I think it could be evolved into a mini-essay. I think I'll stick it in my queue of "stuff to write."

Kelvin Oliver said...

Ah! Now that sounds interesting. Something I would do, but at this state of mind I'm in right now I couldn't muster up a paragraph lol. However, it will be very interesting to see what you will write! :)

CrustyPolemicist said...

The problem with a subject like that (if it even makes sense to call it a "problem") is that it could easily spin out of control and before you know it, I've got an outline for an entire book on my hands! :-)

Kelvin Oliver said...

If it spins out of control into a book, would that be a good or bad thing? LOL It could go either way. At least you know you can start writing the book and have it published in a few years and see your writing in a published format. That there alone is a good thing quality.

CrustyPolemicist said...

lol! The problem is, I've got several dozen essays, 9 stage plays, and about a half dozen books in my "things to write" queue. At this rate, I basically can't die -- ever -- because I have so much stuff I have to write! :-)

Kelvin Oliver said...

At least you know what your work in progress. The only thing you have to do is to actual finish the incomplete essays or just keep a folder with all your work it in. Take pride in your good writing. Something like I do at times. With this said, take one step at a time.