In His Own Words: Richard Hell on Elvis Presley vs. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Richard Hell can be found on iTunes. (Photo by Roberta Bayley)

Richard Hell


“I remember the revelation it was to me when I realized I’d rather be smart in the way Elvis Presley was than in the way, say, Ludwig Wittgenstein was. The thing was, you could imagine you could be smart like Wittgenstein by just thinking hard enough, but Elvis just had it. It was almost spiritual. A kind of grace.”







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