The Quote Hanger

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
- George Bernard Shaw


Friday, September 2, 2011

The Riddler

I was scrolling through my blog, and I noticed that most of my posts contain several questions. In fact, one of them comprises entirely of questions.

While it is essential to question what you encounter, perhaps it is this incessant inquisition that leads to hitherto non-existent complexities. Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living; but a life that is too closely examined doesn't really seem worthy, either. Magnified flaws are often all that one can see after prolonged scrutiny.

"... It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility ... One gets sometimes such a flash of insight. The essentials of this affair lay deep under the surface, beyond my reach, and beyond my power of meddling."
- Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness'

4 comments:

Whuaat? said...

'but a life that is too closely examined doesn't really seem worthy, either' - True that.
Yes, it's essential to know when to stop over analyzing. That happens to be my hobby just btw :P

Insignificant said...

Hahah, it's a terrible habit! :(

'Not all those who wander are lost' said...

'What is a thing unto itself? What does it mean, simple and plain, just by itself?'

Marcus Aurelius

Insignificant said...

If only I knew.
Thanks for the quote!