“I’m the stupid one, the one who wanted to go tilting at windmills”

[bathroom readings]

“You cannot change the world with ideas. People with few ideas are less likely to make mistakes; they follow what everyone else does and are no trouble to anyone; they’re successful, make money, find good jobs, enter politics, receive honours; they become famous writers, academics, journalists. Can anyone who is so good at looking after their own interests really be stupid? I’m the stupid one, the one who wanted to go tilting at windmills.” —Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery

*here: http://amzn.to/1WPlnQK

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