Saturday, March 13, 2010

On not knowing

"The desirable thing is to be intelligent and not to understand. It is a strange blessing, like experiencing madness without being insane. It is quiet indifference, and idiotic gentleness."
- Clarice Lispector

5 comments:

padiwack said...

What a wonderful quote! The image you chose to use with it is moving as well. I love reading your blog!

smartz said...

Padiwack took the words right out of my fingers. Your post was the first I read today and is just perfect!

Tai said...

Padiwack and Smartz, I'm so happy you both liked this quote as much as I do. Sometimes I think a good day is one where I succeed in being a quiet, gentle idiot.

Paul said...

Perfect. "Wisdom is in knowing how much you don't know and accepting that however much you do know it will always be an infintisimal fraction of the knowable."

Tai said...

Paul, did you say that? Or is it Socrates? Either way, I love it.