The Noise of Mediocrity
Silence is for the brilliant what noise is for the dull
The most intelligent of all the European nations has called "Never interrupt" the eleventh commandment.
Hammering, the barking of dogs, and the screaming of children are abominable; but it is only the cracking of a whip that is the true murderer of thought.
Some of us are, quite frankly, rather sensitive to noise, to the thumping of things that makes exis…
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