Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence”project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“A person who doesn’t live in nature, the way a stone or an animal does, won’t come up with two decent lines in his entire life … “

Source: Isaac Babel, “Awakening” (trans. Maxim D. Shrayer; Tablet magazine)