Ralph Waldo Emerson notes in his journal entry of 22 May 1837:

Among provocatives, the next best thing to good preaching is bad preaching. I have even more thoughts during or enduring it than at other times.

(cf. RalphWaldoEmerson (5 Aug 2003), WorseIsBetter (23 Dec 2003), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicHumor - TopicThinking - 2007-03-20

(correlates: EmersonOnInformationRetrieval, ReallyGreat, StagesOfCredibility, ...)