Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Am Vast, I Contain Multitudes, Etc.

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"A man who still has the substance of silence within himself does not need to be always watching the movements of his inmost being, does not need to order everything, since much is ordered without his conscious knowledge by the power of the substance of silence, which can modify the contradictions at war within. Such a man may possess qualities that are incompatible and yet avoid a crisis, for there is room for contradictions within the substance of silence."

Max Picard, The World of Silence

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4 comments:

s-p said...

I really like this. Silence is a lost art, which is probably why we have such chaos and talk radio that feeds on conflict.

Anonymous God-blogger said...

The book is terrific.

Ha ha! Seems that we commented on each others' posts at the EXACT SAME SECOND!

s-p said...

harmonic convergence of blog comboxes! :) Except it is 6:30 AM here... off to work before it gets too hot to think. Well, I do think at work... about air conditioning! :)

Anonymous God-blogger said...

I know it's hard, s-p, and I do pray for you in the heat, really.