One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, July 20, 2013

From Flaubert's Letters

To Louise Colet (an excerpt):

As a rule the philosopher is a kind of mongrel being, a cross between scientist and poet, envious of both. Metaphysics puts a lot of rancor into the blood -- a curious and very interesting phenomenon. I was considerably engrossed by it for a couple of years, but it was a waste of time I now regret.
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