Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Over My Head

Mortimer Ader, from his essay, "Invitation to the Pain of Learning" (1941):
Whoever passes by what is over his head condemns his head to its present low altitude; for nothing can elevate a mind except what is over its head; and that elevation is not accomplished by capillary attraction, but only by the hard work of climbing up ropes, with sore hands and aching muscles.
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