Porcupyn's Blog

July 13, 2010

Whosaidit?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Porcupyn @ 8:41 am

No one likes to be interviewed, and yet no one likes to say no; for interviewers are courteous and gentle-mannered, even when they come to destroy. I must not be understood to mean that they ever come consciously to destroy or are aware afterward that they have destroyed; no, I think their attitude is more that of the cyclone, which comes with the gracious purpose of cooling off a sweltering village, and is not aware, afterward, that it has done that village anything but a favor. The interviewer scatters you all over creation, but he does not conceive that you can look upon that as a disadvantage.

Stanley McChrystal? Nope! It was Mark Twain.

Via Prem Panicker

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