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Brock Clarke

“When I was a boy, I would read those postcards and know exactly why my father was doing what he was doing: he was taking a stab at greatness, that is, if greatness is simply another word for doing something different from what you were already doing--or maybe greatness is the thing we want to have so that other people will want to have us, or maybe greatness is merely the grail for our unhappy, striving selves, the thing we think we need but don't and can't get anyway.”


Brock Clarke, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
tags: humor, philosophy
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An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
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