An Essential Phrase

I came across the following sentance in my German exercises today and thought that it was just too good to keep to myself. It is my goal to use this sentance in a book review someday:

Das Gute an dem Buch ist nicht neu, und das Neue ist nicht gut.

Comments

Shane said…
this was ebbinghaus's review of freud's theory of sex wasn't it? or maybe not.

I think ebbinghaus's was, "what is true in this theory is not new, what is new in this theory is not true."
Ben Myers said…
That's a good line to remember! Great to see your new blog, too -- I'll look forward to reading your posts.

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