Wednesday, May 25, 2022

the last book I ever read (My Autobiography by Charie Chaplin, excerpt three)

from My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin:

As usual I lived alone. But it had its advantages, because it gave me an opportunity to improve my mind, a resolution I had held for many months but never fulfilled.

There is a fraternity of those who passionately want to know. I was one of them. But my motives were not so pure; I wanted to know, not for the love of knowledge but as a defence against the world’s contempt for the ignorant. So when I had time I browsed around the second-hand bookshops.

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