Sunday, August 22, 2010


I've been working my way slowly through the book Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky. When you have about 8 books going at once, it makes for slow progress through them all (but I finished What Did You Expect today -- yay!!!).

Anyway, here's a quote I found jotted down on a piece of paper from the beginning of the book and thought was worth sharing.

"The search for love and the search for wealth are always the two best stories. But while a love story is timeless, the story of a quest for wealth, given enough time, will always seem like the vain pursuit of a mirage." - Salt, 13.

1 comment:

aubyn said...

I'm interested in what you think of this book. I love Jared Diamond's Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel. In fact I may have a bit of a crush on the ol'fella.

But the anthropology/cultural studies always interest me. :)