Thinking and Starving and Tolerance 9 9 10
'Thinking is a lonely, cancerous, autistic, mad business: to be able to concentrate deeply, innerly. Very few people know how to think; real focused thinking is about the most difficult thing there is, and it profits enormously from pressure. Asked about Catholic censorship, Joyce said, "Thank God for it. I'm an olive; squeeze me." - from George Steiner.