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Eric M. Cole
President of Executive Search company in Tokyo

Affiliation with UVic English: Alumni, B.A. 1990

Special Book: The Cornish Trilogy, Robertson Davies

When did you first read this book: I first read this trilogy in 1989

Which sentence from this book has special significance for you?

“A strange child, perhaps, but I wouldn’t give a pinch of dust for a child who was not strange. Is not every child strange, by adult accounting, if we could only learn to know it? If it has no strangeness, what is the use of it? To grow up into another humanoid turnip?”

What does the sentence mean to you?

I’ve always enjoyed that Davies is a champion of the unusual and different. He makes a powerful case for walking to the beat of your own drummer.