we’re here to give praise

John Updike was once asked why — for an ad, I think, like a whiskey ad or some crazy thing — why are we here? Why do we live? Sounds like a ridiculous question, but he had an instant answer for it. He said, “We’re here to give praise.” We’re here to give praise.

– Adam Gopnik, On Being interview with Krista Tippett, November 2015

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One Comment

  1. Ari
    Posted July 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    This reminds me of the Kahlil Gibran’s poem “you should not say God is in my heart, rather say I am in the heart of God”.