„I think possibly the final sophistication is the recovery of innocence. Where you really get where you take things rather simply.“

—  Robertson Davies, Context: I think possibly the final sophistication is the recovery of innocence. Where you really get where you take things rather simply. You can't have the innocence of peasants; you are not a peasant; you can't be one of them. But you have to work awfully hard to recover that with a few additional hot licks, by getting smart, wise. I think the final gift of sophistication would be a kind of innocent, clean view of things — which doesn't mean a simple, dumb view. "Conversations with Gordon Roper".
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