"The Wire has done what no other television program has come close to achievingnamely, presenting the life of a decaying American city and doing so with the scope and moral vision of great literature... I really wish I had HBO." "'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read."
(Excerpt of a homage
to Marcel Proust
a year after his death in 1922): "Although I hardly know a single volume of the great work of Marcel Proust [...], I am nevertheless keenly aware, from the little I've had the leisure to read in In Search of Lost Time, that literature has just experienced an exceptional loss."
"To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click 'I agree'."
"How can they respect my culture if they haven't seen it?"