Author Magnus Linklater interviews Author and commentator on life George Steiner. He has run out of years (he is 80) to write more books so ‘in summary’ he writes a book about the books he wishes he had written.
The interview skips accross the chapters of this book with Steiner commenting on some great topics!
Like God tells Ezeikiel to “Eat [ingest] this scroll” Steiner argues that we should be ingesting words, memorizing important poems, writings, scripture etc. That with the internet we have learnt to skim. he says
“If you know something by heart the bastards can’t take it from you…
…If you have inside you the things that you love passionately you have them and ‘they’ can’t take them from you if disaster strikes and you are in great trouble, political, humanly, illness, solitude, the companionship is fantastic!”
Another great quote from the interview –
“We need to lean to be one anothers guests in this world“