“I don’t know whether I believe in progress…”

“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.”
–Gaul Kalmar
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: