Sunday, April 09, 2006

QUOTE OF THE MOMENT


"Knowing and seeing what is happening in the world today,
I don’t think that there is much of anything that one can do about it. But there is one little thing, it seems to me, that a man owes to himself. He can
look bravely at this horrible totalitarian reptile and, while doing so, discipline his dread, his fear, and study it coolly, observe every slither and convolution of its sensuous movements and note down with calmness the pertinent facts.

In the face of the totalitarian danger, these facts can help a man to save himself;
and he may then be able to call the attention of others around him to the presence and meaning of this reptile and its multitudinous writhings."

-Richard Wright from his novel The Outsider

1 comment:

D. L. Hill said...

...to save oneself...

I believe that is the key.