Quote of the Day

We must think things, not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into facts for which they stand, if we are to keep to the real and the true.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Law and Science and Science and Law, 12 Harv.L.Rev. 443, 460 (1889).

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. Thanks, Lexington.

    It’s so nice to converse with people who have moved beyond postmodernism. Are we now into post-post modernism? Or are we just back into reality?

  2. We’ve always been in reality, Ginny, whether we like it or not. Personally, I do like it.

    Postmodernism is a fenced-off playground where people can pretend they are someplace else without getting too badly hurt. Sometimes they leave the playground and find that the cement is knee-scrapingly rough, the elbows jabbed their way are bony and solid and hurt, the fantastic spires of their dream castles cannot be made from the existing materials, and the eyes of the supposedly subjects of their benevolence are hard, cold and full of malice.

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