Friday, December 10, 2004

Studying for a Nobel Prize

This weekend marks the 28th anniversary of Saul Bellow's Nobel Prize Lecture. So what inspiring words did he give the world? Undergrads take note:

I was a very contrary undergraduate more than 40 years ago. It was my habit to register for a course and then to do most of my reading in another field of study. So that when I should have been grinding away at "Money and Banking" I was reading the novels of Joseph Conrad. I have never had reason to regret this.

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