Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kierkegaard on being interested in too many things

"The misfortune of my life is perhaps that I am interested in far too many things and not decidedly in some one thing; my interests are not all subordinated to one thing but are all co-ordinated."
-Soren Kierkegaard as quoted in The Prayers of Kierkegaard (this is passage isn't a prayer)


Monday, July 14, 2008

Walker Percy on Art and Science in School

"If science is exciting and art is exhilarating, the schools and universities have the achieved the not inconsiderable feat of rendering both dull. As every scientist and poet knows, one discovers both vocations in spite of, not because of school."

-Walker Percy in Lost in the Cosmos

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