The newspapers are full of what we would like to happen to us and what we hope will never happen to us.
John Fowles (1926 -)
Contributed by: Zaady
Evolution did not intend trees to grow singly. Far more than ourselves they are social creatures, and no more natural as isolated specimens than man is as a marooned sailor or hermit.
But I think the most harmful change brought about by Victorian science in our attitude to nature lies in the demand that our relation with it must be purposive, industrious, always seeking greater knowledge.
You are like a porcupine. When the animal has its spines erect, it cannot eat. If you do not eat, you will starve. And your prickles will die with the rest of your body.
Source: The Magus
I knew words were like chains, they held me back . . . the act of description taints the description.
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