"There is change, and departure: but there is also help when least looked for from the strangers of the day, and hiding, out among the accidents of this drifting Humility, never quite to be extinguished, a few small chances for mercy."
Friday, 12 February 2016
A good teacher as a guide to ambiguity, not certainty.
"How to keep sane in spiral types of space."- Nabokov, Pale Fire
“One of the painful things about our time is that
those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and
understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.”
“To teach how to live without certainty, and yet
without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that
philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.”- Bertrand Russell