Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Aphorism (regarding writing)

The most ignorant copier copies best.

For similar (and grander) statements to the same effect, please see my article, "The Brain and the Tomb," in the January issue of The Believer, about a medieval palimpsest that contains the oldest existing writing of Archimedes.

1 comment:

LeonDavis said...

My brother, the human aphorism.