Quotes of Digression

“ The world — A small parenthesis in eternity. ”

- Thomas Browne

“ Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation. ”

- Robert Burns

“ There is some wonderful material that ended up on the cutting-room floor because the story is a very focused story. There wasn't room to go into digressions with the Red Sox and the Blue Jays. ”

- Michael Lewis

“ Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine; they are the life, the soul of reading! Take them out of this book, for instance, you might as well take the book along with them; — one cold external winter would reign in every page of it; restore them to the writer; — he steps forth like a bridegroom, — bids All-hail; brings in variety, and forbids the appetite to fail. ”

- Laurence Sterne
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