Thursday, April 06, 2006

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The mathematician goes mad.
Not the poet.
Because the mathematician tries
to build a bridge across the infinite.
When the poet can swim in the sea."

G.K. Chesterton

3 comments:

Carrie Cosby said...

ooooh that's cool! The logical and imaginative worlds collide. I love it.

Carrie Cosby said...

I don't remember who this guy is, but I have a quote from Lee McGlone that says "A faith that ignores human need is an insufficient faith". Ralph Waldo Emerson also said "Go often to the house of your friend, for weeds choke the unused path". Or Dietrich Bonhoffer who said "The Christian does not have to wait until he suffers himself. The sufferings of his brethren for whom Christ died are enough to awaken his compassion". Our "friends" or "neighbors" aren't simply our personal friends, but they're our neighbors down the street or in Airport Park or MacArthur Park or those victims of natural disasters or war or someone simply in need of a hug or someone to listen eh?

Anonymous said...

don't know if that's true, i thought more poets kill themselves than mathematicians, maybe it's just that poets get more response from it.