Thursday, April 22, 2010

Quote of the Day

Then there is the other secret. There isn't any symbolysm (misspelled). The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond what you know.

-Ernest Hemingway, 1952

2 comments:

Julia said...

good one.

Chris said...

There was a long circulating tale at my high school that a student was once studying Robert Frost in his English class and when he went home for the holidays, conveyed what he had learned to an old family friend: Robert Frost. Not surprisingly, Frost informed the young lad that his teacher was supremely misguided.