Quotation

November 28, 2006

Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything-from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it.

– From Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

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