Monday, August 10, 2009

"It was as a grown-up man that I first stood on the hill of the Athenian Acropolis, surrounded by ruined temples, gazing out over the blue sea.

"Mingled with my happiness was a sense of astonishment that came to me as: so it really is true, what we were taught at school! How shallow, how feeble must have been the belief I had acquired then in the actual truth of what I was being told for me to feel such surprise now!"

I read this in Sigmund Freud's essay The Future of an Illusion, in the little book I started after The Counterfieters, yesterday as I had Nargileh at a place near Tophane.

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