Saturday, 5 April 2008

quote of the day

'When this Scotsman looked upon the crab-covered shores of the tide country, he saw not mud, but something that shone brighter than gold. "Look how much this mud is worth," he said. "A single acre of Bengal's mud yields fifteen maunds of rice. What does a square mile of gold yield? Nothing." '

Amitav Ghosh, "The Hungry Tide".

1 comment:

witchypoo said...

Amen. I wish more people would realize that you cannot eat money.