Tuesday, November 11, 2003

On diaries

While Googling, I came across a quote from Sir Walter Scott:

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.

I think he's wrong about the dull part, and I should hope I don't have to wait centuries for my PhD.

On an interesting note, I've also seen this quote attributed to an actress in 1908, Dame Ellen Terry. By the BBC no less.

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