THE BEET IS THE MOST INTENSE of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets.As a Slavic person (and a passionate lover of beets, potatoes and radishes), I can testify to the surprising aptness of this sentence.
Monday, November 15, 2010
A Great Quote from Tom Robbins
I just started reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, which was recommended to me by David (otherwise known as Pagan Topologist.) The very first sentences of this novel are absolutely priceless:
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