Saturday, April 21, 2012

A good thought from Stephen Fry memorializing Christopher Hitchens

"A true thought, badly expressed, is a lie"

Now that - from Fry - is a well expressed thought, I think. But is it a true thought? What do you think? I think there might be something there. Then again, I've seen a lot of very well expressed thoughts that are turned into other views entirely by critics (Gene discusses how challenging it is to grapple with that sort of thing here), so there's no guarantee provided by good expression.

Any reactions?


  1. "Stephen Fry is a stupid person's idea of what an intelligent person looks like"

    1. OK, I see where that's coming from. He seems to think he's more insightful than he is sometimes. But he's not that bad. He's a pretty thoughtful guy.


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