Pursuing truth with shots of nonsense

Someday I may write an essay on consistency, and I will need this quote, which parallels Emerson’s famous one, which we haven’t yet posted into an entry here on Maddenation. From Eduardo Galeano’s Days and Nights of Love and War:

Darcy has a mind which, like him, is never quiet, and it’s worth knowing that lively intelligence even when it makes mistakes or tries to pursue truth with shots of nonsense.

The older I get, the more I understand the wisdom and reality of inconsistency.

PatrickQuotes01/16/06 1 comments


Dad • 01/16/06 11:21 PM:

Emerson’s famous quote did make it into a comment on this site. By the way, I was joking when I called him William Wadsworth Emerson.

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