Monday, July 26, 2010
Frazz characters saying. And I have to admit, if I want a lot of people to remember me for something I said, I’ll go with that line any day.
Trizophrenia (have I written the only book about triathlon to mention Robert Frost repeatedly? I might) and even, at some point, portray him as a cranky old fart, which sounds a lot like an opinion and a not well thought-out one at that.
But I don’t think that really is an opinion. Nor, necessarily, a fact. An interpretation, yes, based on a lot of historical accounts and the statements of others who knew him and on his epitaph, which he wrote for himself and reads, "I had a lover's quarrel with the world."
A fact would go something like this:
Frost understood the English language and the human condition better than I could ever hope to.
An opinion would go something like this:
Frost understood the English language and the human condition better than anyone could ever hope to.
And I’ve given that some thought.
Posted by Jef Mallett at 10:08 AM