Monday, August 18, 2008

G.K. Chesterton Quote of the Day

Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden...

It is this silent swerving from accuracy by an inch that is the uncanny element in everything... Everywhere in things there is this element of the quiet and incalculable.

- Orthodoxy

1 comment:

Gabe said...

Thaks for the reminder about this quote. It's like fresh air. Why does it seem that some cannot accept the illogical part? That those inexactitudes must be measured and quantified before we can accept that it is real and then move to take action? Why, I ask, as I'm so often asked "How do you know?"