“Society has gone mad, so that as the…”

“Society has gone mad, so that as the man of reason tries to apply his reason to madness he is being absurd.  He thinks he is doing good as he uses his wit against the world’s puzzle, I’ll tell them, but he’s actually trying to fathom the unfathomable.  Not only is he a useless dolt, but he’s even harmful because he misleads others.  The true monster, however; ah, he goes his wicked way, attracts constant notoriety, and possibly teaches mankind a hard lesson in morality – in spite of himself.”
–The Cigarette Pusher
The Good Ship Erasmus
written by William Harrison

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.


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