Quote of the Day

True, I was almost omniscient (yet not entirely) when I was twenty years old, but, as you know, people grow stupid when they grow older. I was much less omniscient when I was twenty-eight, and still less now.

Leszek Kolakowski, "My Correct Views on Everything: A Rejoinder to E. P. Thompson," originally published in The Socialist Register, 1974, reprinted in his My Correct Views on Everything, Zbigniew Janowski (Ed), St. Augustine's, 2004, p. 19. Via Tony Judt, "Goodbye to All That?", in The New York Review of Books, Volume 53, Number 14, 21 September 2006.