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:: Thursday, January 30, 2003 ::

Thoughts of Charles Peguy

I've been looking at the writings of a relatively unknown French writer named Charles Peguy recently and have found some thought provoking lines. Peguy was an early 20th century philosopher and essayist and Catholic turned atheist turned Catholic again! Here are some of his gems:

"Homer is new and fresh this morning, and nothing, perhaps, is as old and tired as today's newspaper."

"A word is not the same with one writer as with another: One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket."

"A review only continues to have life if each issue annoys at least one-fifth of its readers. Justice lies in seeing that it is not always the same fifth."

"It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of not looking sufficiently progressive."

Good stuff...

:: Karl :: 7:47:00 AM [Link] ::

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