Quality Quotes #9

"To believe that our beliefs are permanent truths which encompass reality is a sad arrogance. To let go of that belief is to find safety." --Ursula K. LeGuin, gloss on chapter 2 of her interpretation of the Tao Te Ching Last week, I complained publicly about the sad state of the truth in modern society.  … Continue reading Quality Quotes #9

Quality Quotes #8

"Truly, life is the misery we endure between disappointments." Joe Abercrombie, uttered by Superior of the Inquisition Sand dan Glokta in Last Argument of Kings (The First Law trilogy #3). My office remains piled with this week's accumulated detritus, but I've made sufficient progress this morning to justify a brief blogging break.  I've been annoyed … Continue reading Quality Quotes #8

Quality Quotes #3

"Nine-tenths of the news, as printed in the papers, is pseudo-news, manufactured events.  Some days ten-tenths." --Thomas Merton While responding to my friend Martha's comment on my Quality Quotes #1 post the other day, I remembered this marvelous quote from Thomas Merton and knew it had to be my next offering.  Although I took it … Continue reading Quality Quotes #3

Quality Quotes #2

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." --U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (6/1/1916 - 2/13/1939) Louis Brandeis I heard this quoted in Robert B. Reich's intriguing & informative audiobook Saving Capitalism for the Many, Not the Few … Continue reading Quality Quotes #2