Quotation by Joseph Epstein

I am afraid I am one of those people who continues to read in the hope of sometime discovering in a book a single—and singular—piece of wisdom so penetrating, so soul stirring, so utterly applicable to my own life as to make all the bad books I have read seem well worth the countless hours spent on them. My guess is that this wisdom, if it ever arrives, will do so in the form of a generalization.
Joseph Epstein (b. 1937), U.S. writer. The Middle of My Tether, "But I Generalize," W.W. Norton (1983).
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