Thursday, December 3, 2020

We are such stuff as dreams are made on





People often ask me: "Do you think you're a better writer than Shakespeare?"


I have practiced to be circumspect. I have judiciously learned instead to turn it around on the questioner and ask:

"What do you think? Do you think I am a better writer than Shakespeare?"

They invariably answer:

"I think it's a tie."

That's good. That way everyone can sort of play it down the middle. There's really no point in upsetting Shakespeare.






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