The Collapse of the Stellar Universe
Werner Herzog was promoting a new book. It is called A Guide for the Perplexed.
Paul Holdengräber reminded him of the dictum, attributed to Blaise Pascal, that opens Lessons of Darkness, Herzog's 1992 documentary: "The collapse of the stellar universe will occur --- like creation --- in grandiose splendour."
Herzog repeated it. He said, "Actually, Pascal didn't write that. I wrote that."
Holdengräber said: "But it sounds so very like Pascal."
"Pascal should have written it," Herzog said, of the 17th-century philosopher. "That's why I signed his name."--- As reported by James Camp
7 September 2014