Lydia Davis builds diamonds.

We know only four boring people.  The rest of our friends we find very iinteresting.  However, most of the friends we find interesting find us boring: the most interesting find us the most boring.  The few who are somewhere in the middle, with whom there is reciprocal interest, we distrust: at any moment, we feel, they may become too interesting for us, or we too interesting for them.

– Lydia Davis, from Samuel Johnson is Indignant and, I would guess, the forthcoming The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis


2 Replies to “Boring.”

  1. Love Lydia Davis’ short-short work in particular. Another author who excels in the short/prose poem length is Barry Yourgrau (one of David Byrne’s favorites). Check him out, he’s brilliant.

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