Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Wisdom of Travis McGee

For a self-described boat bum who spends a good chunk of time tussling with bad guys on the fringes of society, Travis McGee has a surprisingly well thought-out view of life:

"I know just enough about myself to know I cannot settle for one of those simplifications which indignant people seize upon to make understandable a world too complex for their comprehension. Astrology, health food, flag waving, bible thumping, Zen, nudism, nihilism -- all of these are grotesque simplifications which small dreary people adopt in the hope of thereby finding The Answer, because the very concept that maybe there is no answer, never has been, never will be, terrifies them."


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