Another of Sophie’s.
There’s a point where she said in the interview, “Non-smokers are the new smokers.” Well, the whole interview is about the idea–“Irony is a difficult thing to make.” That’s much is true, practically, to any idea, I guess. Because an idea is a difficult thing to make, one waves it away. To wave an idea away engenders culture. In a way culture is an outcome of a decision to cease thinking. Where thinking begins, culture loses its habit. No culture ever sustains itself without interruption. But caught in this predicament, it also commands that we cede thinking to aleatory encounters. But I’m going off on a tangent already. Here is Sophie: