08. September 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Other People's Words

I really like to play classical music. I like to listen to it sometimes too but not as much.

This isn’t completely uncommon. I’ve heard students say this a lot. Similarly, I’ve heard self-declared (unpublished unless it’s a vanity press) poets say they write poetry but would never open a book of poems. Ho hum.

Of course there’s also Ned Rorem:

I don’t go to concerts much. I’ve heard everything. When I do go to movies, I walk out half the time. As for literature, I’ve read everything.

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