Friday, June 10, 2011

Quote of the day

By way of compensating for the loss of a world that pulsed with our blood and breathed with our breath, we have developed an enthusiasm for facts--mountains of facts, far beyond any single individual's power to survey. We have this pious hope that this incidental accumulation of facts will form a meaningful whole, but nobody is quite sure, because no human brain can possibly comprehend the gigantic sum total of this mass-produced knowledge. The facts bury us. CW 2, par 767