Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

It's a small thing, but it pleases me.

A close friend of ours has, for years, had her answering machine set to answer calls with:
"The only true number is one. All else is mere repetition." --Nabokov.
Today, I finally found the perfect comeback:
"We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'." --Sir Arthur Eddington.
And so I called her, and left it in reply.

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