Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entir

Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent …

Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I'm a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what's to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble--that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky