If I Never Read Another Book…?

Letter, August 20, 1962

My enforced absences from the office have rather suddenly supplanted an abiding state of bilious depression with one of rugged health and ho-ho-ho. While exploring a particularly impressive ravine last Sat., it suddenly occurred to me that no one would be the wiser if I never read another book as long as I lived: who listens to me now? Who cares? Why should I? The world prefers a phony every time – why can’t I be successful like other people?…

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About Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley, 1910-2005, was simultaneously the LDS Church's greatest intellectual defender from attack from the outside and Mormon culture's strongest critic from the inside. This blog is composed mainly from Nibley's unpublished writings, letters, interviews and conversations, with occasional posts from associates who had personal interactions with him.
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