Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Matching face and mask ...

... Book Review: The Fry Chronicles -

"Wanting to be liked is often a very unlikeable characteristic," Mr. Fry writes in his new memoir. "Certainly I don't like it in myself. But then, there is a lot in myself that I don't like." To name one: the intellectual and verbal facility—"my fundamental dishonesty"—that made him so good at exams (and, presumably, live television). "There are plenty who are more obviously show-offy than I am, but that is what is so creepy about my particular brand of exhibitionism—I mask it in a cloak of affable modesty and touching false diffidence."

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