Sunday, April 13

Quotes of Note


War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Desiderius Erasmus, humanist and theologian (1466-1536)


What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.

Ezra Pound, poet (1885-1972)


Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will; and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894)

Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination as a zebra. Apparently it does not occur to nature whether or not a creature is within our range of vision, and the suspicion arises that even the zebra was not designed for our benefit.

Rudolf Arnheim, psychologist and author (1904-2007)


PI said...

Ha! I'm first. Over at Michele's I could have sworn you were David but I might have known you'd have a new post. I've got my next all ready. Shall I do it at bed-time or wait till the morning?
The quotes are great.

Pagan Sphinx said...

What excellent quotes! I especially like the last one. I read it a few times to let it sink in.

Dianne said...

better use that $5 bill quick, it's only worth $2.50 right now and that's likely to change.

love when you give us quotes. thanks!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Very thought provoking, I love quotes.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

When I put this $5 bill up, I got a comment from Roz in the UK--nearly $10 a gallon there.

Mar said...

Oh, I always enjoy good quotes!!
and love the bill :)

Smiler said...

I love the Arnheim quote, that's the one that speaks to me most for some reason. I'll be thinking about it and the implications all day as I go about my chores.

sage said...

that $5 bill is scary, but we're not far from it.

Shephard said...

Oh, these are great quotes.

Texas Travelers said...

Ditto: dianne and sage
Really funny money.