11.26.2006

The Tragic (or why I talk and attempt to blog this stuff)

The intellect is a consoler, which delights in detaching, or putting an interval between a man and his fortune, and so converts the sufferer into a spectator, and his pain into poetry. It yields the joys of conversation, of letters, and of science.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Tragic

1 comment:

Matt said...

Let's all hail detachment.