August 20th, 2007


"And even if nobody reads me"

A quote from an essay written in 1580 by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne of France that may be especially apropos in today's world of blogs:

"And even if nobody reads me, have I wasted my time in entertaining myself so many idle hours with such useful and agreeable thoughts?

"In modeling this figure upon myself, I have been so often obliged to shape and compose myself in order to bring myself out that the model has thereby become firm and has to some extent formed itself. Painting myself to others, I have painted my inner self in clearer colors than were my first ones."
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