Memory is more of a self-serving dynamic revision machine: you remember the last time you remembered the event and, without realizing it, change the story at every subsequent remembrance. [The Black Swan, pg. 71]
What a lovely surprise, that TBS has nuggets of writing inspiration scattered throughout the philosophy, history, and economics. As a good friend noted, the best book is one you have to put down and savor, which is why it’s taking me so long to get through TBS … it’s just packed full of yummy thinkies.