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Two Selected Quotes from Items I Read in the Past Week

The quotes are unrelated.

An Ian Hickson comment to HTML5: the foreign lands (mathematics and graphics):

Ignoring reality in favour of what we would like to be true doesn't actually work.

From Stuff White People Like examines the issue: Can you date someone who is not well read?

[T]here is the off-chance that they might commit intellectual and social suicide by asking your friends if they “loved The Da Vinci Code as much I did?” This is extremely embarrassing and reflects poorly on them. Ultimately, their actions are more of a statement about you and your inability to date someone of adequate literary experience.