Wednesday, May 12, 2004



Otto Friedrich, Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations (New York: Random House, 1989), p. 204:
"I've always had some sort of intuition," he once said, "that for every hour that you spend in the company of other human beings you need x number of hours alone."

Elie Wiesel, Somewhere a Master: Further Hasidic Portraits and Legends (New York: Summit, 1982)
"A man who does not keep an hour a day for himself is not human." (p. 113, Moshe-Leib of Sassov)

Rabbi Nahman of Bratzlav, for instance, demanded of his disciples that they live one hour every day in solitude and silence. (p. 198)

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