A Quote by George Eliot on certainty, needs, play, and path

Of what use, however, is a general certainty that an insect will not walk with his head hindmost, when what you need to know is the play of inward stimulus that sends him hither and thither in a network of possible paths?

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 25 (1876).

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