Today’s sermon: Life eludes logic

The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced. Therefore is a word the poet must not know, which exists only in the mind.

Andre Gide, The Journals.

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One comment

  1. Hannah Vincent

    ah, Elizabeth! I overheard my supe talking about a character’s vision of a world in which they don’t exist and when I asked wherein such a scene occurred he told me about The House in Paris, which I duly/dutifully read… so glad I did. Winded me. Had been recommended Heat of the Day a while ago but failed to act on the recommendation (note to self, always act on book recommendations). Will remedy the situation forthwith.

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