“The distinction between complex thinking / right-answer thinking increasingly defines the difference between elite educational opportunity and education of the rest.”"If the SAT Were a Key to All Mythology" by Monica Cohen
"Literature could turn you into an asshole: he'd learned that teaching grad-school seminars."
"The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things."
"Almost all my digressions fill a function. Exposition is boring."
"A philosophical thought is not supposed to be impervious to all criticism."