How to deal with stupid questions

Derrida-top A lovely account of how Derrida responded to one questioner.

Q: “Professor Derrida, do you think you’re a genius?”

Derrida: “No, no, no, no, no, no, nooooooo….. But that doesn’t mean I’m not.”

Q: “Professor Derrida, do you think you’re Jesus?”

Derrida: “Sometimes. Especially when I’m being crucified.”

HT: doctorzamalek