Sunday, May 12, 2013

'I mean it's dirty to keep yelling "Digression!" at him when he's all nice and excited'

Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine; they are the life, the soul of reading; take them out of this book for instance, you might as well take the book along with them; one cold eternal winter would reign in every page of it; restore them to the writer; he steps forth like a bridegroom, bids All hail; brings in variety, and forbids the appetite to fail.

- Tristram Shandy