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Friday, February 10, 2006


In The Trouble with Being Born, Emil Cioran recounts the tale of an acquaintance writing a memoir of his childhood in a Romanian village. The writer assures a neighbour that he won't be left out of the book, to which the old peasant replies: 'I know I'm a worthless man, but I didn't think I had fallen so low as to be talked about in a book.'

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