“Each one of us has to clear his or her mind of a mass of junk collected from early childhood onward, and also from the childhood of the human race. Until we get this out of the way, there is no hope of seeing daylight: but once it is out of the way there may still remain one clearly observed, carefully described item.”
–Eric J. Dingwall and John Langdon-Davies
writing in The Unknown–Is It Nearer?
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.