Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits..like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing beautiful women, flying through the stratosphere or landing
on the moon.  First-rate pursuits involving, as they must, trying to understand what life is about and trying to convey that understanding..inevitably results in failure.  A Napoleon, a Churchill, a Roosevelt can feel themselves to be successful, but never a Socrates, a Pascal, a Blake.  Understanding is for ever unattainable.  Therein lies the inevitability of failure in embarking upon its quest, which is none the less the only one worthy of serious attention.

--Malcom Muggeridge....Through the Microphone (1969)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013