Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Book quote

A departure from kayak posts, but I'll be sociable and play.

The Open Book Meme:

These were the instructions:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it at page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/ phrase.
4. Blog the next four sentences/ phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Pass it forward to six friends

I'm bending the rules a bit since the nearest book was Sodoku, and the next was a phone book. I think the book I'm in the middle of reading would be fair and not count as cherry picking.

From Neal Stephenson's "Quicksilver":

"Your master taught you well"

"The ass taught me nothing," Hooke said.
"Anyone who is not a half-wit can learn all there is to know of painting, by standing in front of paintings and looking at them. What was the use, then, of being an apprentice?"

I don't follow 6 blogs at this point. Here are the 2 I tagged:
yva
√čBAHKA

If you want to trace backward, I was tagged by bonnie

1 comment:

bonnie said...

Thanks for playing. Sounds like an interesting book.

BTW, had to laugh at your suggestion about horse manure & political forums -

I just need enough for a 6-inch layer on a 4x6 raised bed, not all of Canarsie!