Quotation Explorer - 'Joseph Epstein'

The English philosopher Michael Oakeshott notes that one of the signs of being cold today is that one knows what one doesn't have to know. - Joseph Epstein
Vladimir Nabokov, contemning readers who "identified" with characters in fiction, remarked that the best readers identify with the artist. - Joseph Epstein
The acquisition of culture requires repose, sitting quietly in a room with a book, or alone with one's thoughts even any crowded concert or art museum. - Joseph Epstein
Those who consider themselves good teachers probably aren't. - Joseph Epstein
[Snobbishness] is the desire for what divides men and the inability to value what unites them. - Joseph Epstein
The study of the past is the main portal through which culture is acquired. - Joseph Epstein
For reasons no one has yet explained, the Internet is at once riveting and a great killer of concentration. - Joseph Epstein
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