24 Aug 2010

WISE WORDS ......

"If mankind had to choose between a universe that ignored him and one that noticed him to do harm, it might well choose the second. Our own age need not begin congratulting itself on its freedom from superstition till it defeats a more dangerous temptation to despair." - E.M.W. TILLYARD, THE ELIZABETHAN WORLD PICTURE.

19 comments:

Arti said...

Read it 2 to 3 times (or was it more?) until I gave up!
A tough advice.. I will say!

NabilaHazirah said...

True words.

xo

Boonie S said...

Words worth pondering. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

chitra said...

Tough one to understand. will you simplify it for me?

GMR said...

Sad but true. Most would rather we well known for something (even something not so desirable) than not known at all. Definitely something to ponder....
Thanks for the "thoughtful" post!

....Petty Witter said...

Basically the quote is saying that many of us would rather be known for something/anything rather than be unknown. I could not help but think of all these so-called celebrities who are so desperate to be famous for fame's sake rather than be known for doing something of consequence.

Misha1989 said...

The quote is so true! Thanks for posting this! People can be so desperate for fame....

Christiejolu said...

I would so rather be ignored than remembered for doing harm...But I know what you mean...Sad but true...

Kelly said...

Hmmmm... quite interesting. Kind of a sad statement when you think about it.

p.s. Your letter arrived. You'll hear back soon! (I hope)

SG said...

Nice one. At this time, a line from the old TV series "Cheers" comes to my mind:

"You wanna be where everybody knows your name"

Suko said...

I enjoyed your "wise words". (It reminds me of children who act up for the sake of getting some attention.)

themethatisme said...

It's all a bit Nietzsche really. Man has killed God but what have we to put in place of God?

themethatisme said...

P.S. That's all a bit serious for you, are we feeling wistful?

Alexia561 said...

My first reaction was "huh", then read it again and decided I'd rather the universe ignore me. :)

Trac~ said...

Great quote! Glad you enjoyed the baking soda tips and thanks for the other tip you passed along too! :o) Hugs my friend! xoxoxo

Jenners said...

I'm not 100% sure I understand this ... I think I'll have to reread it a few more times.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Brilliant I say! Brilliant!

chitra said...

Thank you so much for the response.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

So very true, thanks for sharing it!

B xx

P.S. I've being having big issues with my computer..sorry for being late to comment.
But better being late than never right.