27 Mar

“I read with continuous partial attention, and I don’t care that I am frequently interrupting my own reading. I despise the discourse that says we are all shallow, that we are all flighty, distracted, not paying attention. I am paying attention, but I am paying attention to everything, and even if my knowledge is fragmented and hard to synthesize, it is wider, and it plays in a vaster sphere, than any knowledge that has gone before.”

Can’t help but tie this into Where Good Ideas Come From and some earlier, now unfinished meditations.

One Response to “fragmented”

  1. Brian Yates March 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Really awesome quote. Makes me feel less bad for daydreaming while reading a book.

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