Dilettantes who think they’re bright and hear they’re bright are everywhere, especially girls since that’s a tactic of men to win their delight, but someone you can intellectually respect the way you do yourself is a rare sighting for the highly intelligent, and moreso the brighter you are. At least, if they’re not as sharp, they need intellectual integrity.

— Asher's Maxim 475

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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