Taking Pleasure in Talk

To take pleasure in talk is to take pleasure in the rich, voluptuous lifting of the self through words that find an echo, an amplification, and an amendation in the words of others. Only when you learn that pleasure, I am convinced, is it possible to generate ideas alone—to engage in talk with yourself.

From Dr. Johnson’s Profession.

2 responses to “Taking Pleasure in Talk”

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    Kelli Stewart

    So that’s who you’re talking to these days…

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