“I don’t know whether I believe in progress or not. I believe we should be free to try things out and follow a line of inquiry wherever it leads. If it leads to the edge of a pit, common sense would say go round it or check back for another way. But you don’t draw a chalk circle and stay inside it just because some paths might be dead ends. Movement is all.”
Eight Against Utopia
written b Douglas R. Mason
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.