Wednesday, February 15, 2006

On Monsters

"We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach or Schubert and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning." -- George Steiner

Interviewing a young physician over the phone, I discovered that his two passions were (1) Beethoven and (2) hunting. I was shocked. But it's true -- you can appreciate art and still be a monster.